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…1813, Helmer Kent married Hannah Allen; at South Hero, Grand.Isle.Co.VE, had dau Jane Ann, son Helmer Jr.
…..Helmer Kent, blacksmith, builder, mason, farmer.
…1815, Hannah & Helmer Jr. Kent died, across Lake Champlain, west as Plattsburg, Clinton.Co.NY.
…1829, Helmer Kent, built/ran/lived in the South Hero Inn.
…1835Dec, Margaret Fletcher Kent born in South Hero Inn, Grand.Isle.Co.VT.
…1836, Helmer Kent rented out the Inn, moved to a farm.
…1838Oct12, Warren Kent born, youngest of Helmer Kent & 1st wife Hannah Allen.
…1839Abt, Margaret Kent, age3+, good reader/speller, started going to South.Hero school.
…1840Abt, Kent family moved back to the South Hero Inn.
…1843/1844, Helmer sold the Inn, moved back to the farm.
…1846, Munson Kent moved to Messena, St.Lawrence.Co.NY.
…1847,May18, little Warren Kent, 8y, died, buried at South.Hero.
…1851Apr, Winslow & Phebe Kent Stearns moved to farm 1+mi N of lima area, Fayette.Co.IA.
…1855Spring, Munson & 2nd wf Marinda Young move from Messena.NY to Fayette.Co.IA.
…1855Spring, Hiram and Juliet Kent Hoyt moved to farm in Dover.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA, 2+mi NE of West.Union.
…1858Spring, William and Julia Ann Hoyt Kent moved to farm in Windsor.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA, 4mi W of West.Union.
…1859May, Margaret & mother Samantha Kent arrive in Fayette, Fayette.Co.IA.
…1859June, Samantha Kent bought the Cole house/3lots, NE corner State/North in Fayette, 2bks N of Seminary.
…1859Fall, Margaret starts college at UIU, would attend several terms.
…1961Spring, Margaret Kent quits college.
…1861May, Samantha Kent died, buried in Grand View Cem, left house/lots to dau. Margaret.
...1838>1845, Jason Paine, age 0-7, living on farm, Hudson area, Summit.Co.OH.
…1845, Cortez Paine, Jason’s(age7) father, lost his farm near Hudson, Summit.Co.OH, 25mi SE of Cleveland.
…1845, Paine family moved by boat on Great Lakes to Racine, Racine.Co.WI.
…1845Summer, to claim in Newark area, Newark.Twp, SW Rock.Co.WI (on WI/IL boarder, 9mi W of Beloit, 90mi W of Racine).
...1845>1856, Jason Paine, age 7-18, living on farm, Newark area, Rock.Co.WI.
…1846>, Cortez/Silva/Jason, built cabin, improved the farm.
…1845-1855, Jason Paine, age 7>18yr, grew up on the farm in Newark.Twp, Rock.Co.WI.
…..Jason, local & self educated, with interests in math, languages, law, social reforms, religion.
…1854Bef, Cortez a strict abolitionist, cabin an underground railroad station.
…1855Spring, Cortez went to Iowa, looking for land; Fayette.IA had just been platted by Robert Alexander & son/law James Robertson & a college had been planned.
…1855May, construction of the limestone block building for the ‘Fayette Institute’ had started on the knoll a half mile to the east of Westfield village, in newly platted Fayette. http://www.iowaz.info/surname/hurd.htm
…1856Aug15, Cortez/Silva/Jason(age18), start for Fayette.Co.IA, by wagon & 2 teams.
…1857Jan, first floor of Seminary completed, first term of classes began.
…1857Winter, spent on Goodrich farm 2mi S of Fayette.IA.
…1857May28, 2nd term began at the Fayette Seminary; Jason Paine, age19, registered for classes.
…1857Summer, Jason/Cortez built small frame home on SE corner area of Madison/Union, 1bk SE of college building.
…1857-1858, Cortez Paine would begin the first nursery business in the Fayette (the same timeframe as the Graf family orchard just south of Lima).
…1857Summer, 2nd/3rd floor & roof of Seminary completed, interior finishing to follow.
…1858-1862, Jason Paine married in 1861, Margaret Kent. As an UIU student, Jason was quite active in school, church, town, area activities to include teacher training institutes and graduate
…1862June, during the 4yr anniversary of UIU, the first full Collegiate Dept graduation was two students; John Everett Cough and Jason Lee Paine.
…1862Fall, Jason Paine was assigned & traveled to a M.E. circuit at Brule Creek in Dakota Territory during the Sioux uprising.
...1856>1862, Jason Paine, age 18-24, student/nursery/educator living in Fayette.IA.
Jason Lee Paine x Margaret Fletcher Kent:
…1861July24, Margaret Kent married Jason Paine, whom she met at UIU (the Civil War years ahead).
…1862June, Jason Lee Paine & John Everett Clough are the first to graduate from UIU’s full Collegiate Dept.
…1862Sept/early, Rev. Jason Paine, appointed a charge/circuit on Brule Creek, SE Dakota Territory.
...1862>1863, Jason Paine, M.E. Minister/educator, Ft.Brule> Elk.Pt> Vermillion> Yankton> Ft.Randall, Dakota Terriorty.
…1862Sep29, Jason & Margaret Paine leave Fayette.IA by team/wagon for Ft.Brule, Dakota Territory.
…1862Oct16, Jason/Margaret reach Woodbury.Co in western IA, ~25mi SE of Sioux.City.
…1862Oct18, Jason preached at Elk.Point in Daktoa Territory, then went 6mi N to Brule.Creek.
…1862Oct-Nov, Jason’s M.E. assignment was the most westerly ‘charge east of the Rockies at that time, serving about 150mi along the Missouri River flowage from Ft.Brule> Elk.Point> Vermillion> Yankton> Ft. Randall.
…1862MidNov, Jason/Margaret moved into a cabin at Ft.Brule, an Indian stockade being built by locals.
…1862LateNovDec, Jason made chaplain of 1st Dakota Legislature at Yankton.SD, &wrote Charter for State.U.of.Vermillion.
…1862Nov/Dec, Jason contracted a bacterial eye infection causing flair ups of near blindness throughout life.
…1863Apr, Due to Indian concerns Jason took a teaching job across the Missouri River in Woodbury.Co.IA.
...1863>1864, Jason Paine, teacher/minister, Woodbury.Co.IA; returned to Fayette.IA.
…1863Aug03, first child ‘little’ Eddie born in Woodbury.Co.IA.
…1864Feb05, Eddie, age6m, dies, buried near Woodbury cabin (moved back to Fayette.IA).
…1864EarlySummer, Jason/Margaret return by team/wagon to Fayette.IA
…1864LateFall, Jason assigned M.E. charge at Lowden, Cedar.Co.IA (1864-1866).
...1864>1866, Jason Paine, M.E. Minister, Lowden, Cedar.Co.IA.
…1865Winter, Jason’s eye infection returned, will go to Chicago for treatments.
…1865Apr15, Pres.Lincoln was assassinated.
…1866LateSpring, Paine’s left Lowden, returned to Fayette to care for Paine parents.
…1866>1873, Fayette.IA, 7 difficult years, infected eyes, limited vision, had mother Kent’s Fayette home to live in.
…..Difficult years financially, some preaching, various jobs & business endeavors, farm land speculator.
…1866Oct30, 2nd child, Charles Fawett Paine born, would attend UIU, become M.E. minister
…1866/67, “Maranda Collins, a colored girl worked for us.” (sister Susan Collins while in Monticello, abt1876-1878).
…1869Spirng, appointed to fill Fayette.Co auditor vacancy.
…1869Summer, moved to West.Union for auditor’s position.
…1870Winter, spent in mountains of TN for Jason’s eyes.
…1870Spring, returned to Fayette.IA.
…1870/71Winter, Jason taught Latin/Greek at UIU.
…1872, RR coming to Fayette, Jason instrumental in showing the ‘RR cut’ through the limestone hill feasible.
…1872Sep02, 3rd child Amy Paine born in Fayette.iA.
…1872/73, Jason obtained job finding/furnishing piling timbers for RR.
…1873, Jason’s eyes improved after using an eyecup.
…1873Fall, Jason appointed to M.E. charge at Postville, Allamkee.Co.IA (1873>1876).
...1873>1876, Jason Paine, M.E. Minister, Postville, AllamakeeCo.IA.
…1873-1876, the years in Postville turned out to be most enjoyable spent in the ministry.
…1875Summer, became more involved with temperance movements.
…1876Aug04, 4th child Louie Belle born at Postville.IA.
…1876LateFall, Jason assigned M.E. charge at Cresco, Howard.Co.IA (1876>1878).
...1876-1878, Jason Paine, M.E. Minister, Cresco, Howard.Co.IA.
…1877, Jason’s temperance work continued along with the ministry.
…1878Fall, Jason assigned M.E. Charge at Monticello, Jones.Co.IA (1878-1880).
...1878>1880, Jason Paine, M.E. Minister, Monticello, Jones.Co.IA.
…1880Jan06, father Cortez Paine died in Fayette.IA; mother Paine went to live with Jason.
…1880Fall, Jason ended his formal ministry from M.E. Converence, for health reasons, moved back to 'Kent' home in Fayette.
…1880>1884, Jason Paine, ended formal ministry, returned home in Fayette.IA.
…1882, Jason active making prohibition speeches.
…1884Mar, rented house, moved to 130a farm, 1mi NW of Fayette.IA.
…1884>1899, Paine family farmed 1mi NE of Fayette, children attended Fayette Sch. & UIU.
…1885Winter, Charles, age19, stopped college.
…1885Spring, built addition to farm house & room for Gma Paine; later a barn added.
…1886, Charles taught county school near Lima.
…1887, Charles traveled, selling subscriptions for ‘The Homestead,’ and helped on the farm.
…1889-1890, Amy, age 16, taught country school in Banks.Twp, NW of Hawkeye.
…1892, Jason’s statistics helped turn down a 4yr campaign to eliminate small M.E. colleges.
…1892, Charles graduated from UIU; girls put in UIU Preparatory Dept after 8th grade.
…1893, Charles attended Garret Biblical Institute in Evanston.IN, became ordained.
…1895Dec, Charles married Clara Brown, had two children while living in Fayette.
…1899Mar, Jason decided without good help, rented farm, moved back into Fayette.
...1898>1912, Jason Paine, retired from farming, moved back into Fayette.
…1900Jan12, Gma Silva Paine fell, hit her head, coma, died.
…1904June, Louie Belle married Rev. George Blagg.
…1911, Golden Wedding celebration. Charles was publisher/editor of Fayette paper.
…1912Summer, Jason not well; Jason given honorary Dr. of Divinity by UIU.|
…1912Nov, Jason became quite ill.
…1912Nov30, Jason Paine passed away. Margaret and Amy remained in their home.
…1914, War years began. Margaret would live out her life in Fayette.
…1920’s, long time talk of new M.E. Ch; instead basement dug out, ‘Broadroom’ added.
…1930’s, repeated effort to eliminate UIU; endowments & enrollment increased.
…1931Sep20, Margaret Fletcher Kent Paine passed away; dau’s Amy/Margaret at home.
…1932, three generations of Paine’s had graduated from UIU; all children/grandchildren.
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Jason Paine x Margaret Kent & collateral related burials in Fayette Co, Iowa
|Surname||First, Middle||Maiden||Spouse or Parents||Birth||Death/Burial||Cemetery||City/Twp||Notes|
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|Kent||Samantha||Fletcher||Kent Hellemach Annatje 'Helmer' 1786/Morris.Co.NJ-1858/Grand.Isle.Co.VT, 2nd wf; 1st wf, Hannah Allen 1795/South.Hero.VT-1915/Plattsburg.VT.||1 Sep 1794||22 May 1861||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 113, burial #44, age 66y. Dau of Issi Fletcher 1767/Rutland.Co.VT-1837/South.Hero.VT & Jenny Graham 1766/Hillsborough.Co.NH-abt1800/South.Hero.VT. Ch: Munson Fletcher1820-1868, Harriet1824-1828, WmE1827-1907, Phebe Landon1830-1915, Juliet Ann1832-1875, Margaret Fletcher1835-1931, Warren1838-1847.|
|Paine||Amy Leigh||Paine||Paine dau of Jason Lee, unmarried.||2 Sep 1872||5 Jan 1965||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 153 burial #2657, 1965Jan07, age92, natural causes, never married. Dau of Jason Lee Paine 1838/Sumitt.Co.OH-1912/Fayette.IA & Margaret Fletcher Kent 1835/South.Hero.VT-1931/Fayette.IA.|
|Paine||Charles Fawcett||Paine||Brown Clara Margaret 1872-Lucas.Co.IA-1936/Denver.CO.||30 Oct 1866||24 Jan 1936||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 128, 3rd from N, on 1936Jan29, burial #1718, cause cascomiona prostate, Son of Jason Lee Paine 1838/Sumitt.Co.OH-1912/Fayette.IA & Margaret Fletcher Kent 1835/South.Hero.VT-1931/Fayette.IA. Ch: Lucy Miraim1896, Samuel Collins1897, Esther Margaret1908, Edward Lee1911.|
|Paine||Clara Margaret||Brown||Paine Charles Fawcett 1866/Feyette.IA-1935/Lancaster.Co.PA||26 Jul 1872||6 Sep 1936||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 128, 2nd from S, on 1936Sep09, burial #1739, d.Denver.CO, age64, acute heart dialation. Dau of John Lee Brown 1838/Esses.Co.MA-1906/Chariton.IA & Esther Ann Templin 1846/Marion.Co.IN-1929/Pasadena.CA. Ch: Lucy Miraim1896, Samuel Collins1897, Esther Margaret1908, Edward Lee1911.|
|Paine||Cortez||Paine||Hallock Silva 1819/Clinton.Co.NY-1900/Fayette.IA||Nov 19, 1806||6 Jan 1880||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 113 (Kent family lot, N of Paine lots), burial #328, on 1880Jan08, age73y1m18d, cause heart failure. Son of Joel Paine 1778/Tolland.Co.CT-1813/Painesville, Lake.Co.OH & Wealthy Phelps Litchfield.Co.CT-1872/?. Ch: Son 1836-1844, Jason Lee 1838/Summit.Co.OH-1912/Fayette.IA.|
|Paine||Edward Kent 'Eddie'||Paine||Paine son of Jason Lee Paine & Margaret Kent.||3 Aug 1863||5 Feb 1864||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 128 (burial not listed in original burial book, bz/2017). Son of Jason Lee Paine 1838/Sumitt.Co.OH-1912/Fayette.IA & Margaret Fletcher Kent 1835/South.Hero.VT-1931/Fayette.IA. Eddie died while Jason was teaching in Woodbury.Co.IA winter 1864. Margaret/Jason removed Eddie's soldered/zinc lined coffin and brough back to Fayette.IA for reburial, likely by Jason and the cemetery caretaker, bz/2017.|
|Paine||Edward Lee||Paine||Pease Gertrude Patience 1911/WI-1983/Tuscon.AZ||2 Sep 1911||Mar 27, 1996||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 153, burial #3319. Son of Charles Fawcett Paine 1866/Fayette.IA-1936/Lancaster.PA & Clara Margaret Brwon 1872/Chariton.IA-1936/Denver.CO. Ch: Trudy, Patty.|
|Paine||Gertrude Patience||Pease||Paine Edward Lee 1911/Fayette.IA-1996/Tuscon.AZ||23 Nov 1911||20 Aug 1983||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 153, burial #3098. Dau of Paul P. Pease & Gertrud H. Horsfall. Ch: Trudy, Patty.|
|Paine||Jason Lee (Rev)||Paine||Kent Margaret Fletcher 1835/South.Hero.VT-1931/Fayette.IA.||9 Jan 1838||30 Nov 1912||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 128, burial #1083, N end, cause heart disease. Son of Cortez Paine 1806/Painsville, Lake.Co.OH-1880/Fayette.IA & Silva Hallock 1819/Clinton.Co.NY-1900/Fayette.IA. Ch: Edward Kent 'Eddie' 1863-1864, Charles Fawcett1866-1936, Amy Leigh1872-1965, Louie Belle1876-1964, Margaret Ellen1878-1963.|
|Paine||Margaret Ellen||Paine||Paine dau of Jason Lee, unmarried.||15 Jun 1878||8 Mar 1963||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 153, N end, on 1963Mar11, burial #2609, natural causes, Dau of Jason Lee Paine 1838/Sumitt.Co.OH-1912/Fayette.IA & Margaret Fletcher Kent 1835/South.Hero.VT-1931/Fayette.IA.|
|Paine||Margaret Fletcher||Kent||Paine Jason Lee (Rev) 1838/Summit.Co.OH-1912/Fayette.IA.||14 Dec 1835||20 Sep 1931||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 128, burial #1598, 2nd from N, cause old age. Dau of Hellemach Annatje 'Helmer' Kent 1786/Morris.Co.NJ-1858/South.Hero.VT & 2nd wife Samantha Fletcher 1794/South.Hero.VT-1861/Fayette.IA. Ch: Edward Kent 'Eddie' 1863-1864, Charles Fawcett1866-1936, Amy Leigh1872-1965, Louie Belle1876-1964, Margaret Ellen1878-1963.|
|Paine||Silva||Hallock||Paine Cortez 1806/Painsville.OH-1880/Fayette.IA.||Sep 6, 1819||12 Jan 1900||Grandview||Fayette||Age 80yr, 4m, 6dy; Sec A, Lot 113. Dau of John Keese Hallock 1798/Clinton.Co.NY-17885/Crawford.Co.PA & Melissa Griffith 1801/Clinton.Co.NY-1877/Clarion.Co.PA. Ch: Son 1836-1844, Jason Lee 1838/Summit.Co.OH-1912/Fayette.IA.|
|Surname||First, Middle||Maiden||Spouse or Parents||Birth||Death/Burial||Cemetery||City/Twp||Notes|
|Blagg||George (Rev)||Blagg||Paine Louie Belle 1876/Postville.IA-1964/Cumberland.Co.TN||20 May 1872||21 May 1936||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 127. Son of John Blagg 1841-1922, Nottinghamshire.Co.Eng & Fanny Blake 1848/Suffolk.Co.Eng-1937/Nottinghamshire.Co.Eng. Ch: Amy Elizabeth1906-?, John Creighton Lee1909-1995.|
|Blagg||Louise Belle||Paine||Blagg George 1872/Nottinghamshire.Co.Eng-1936/Grinnell.IA||4 Aug 1876||30 Mar 1964||Grandview||Fayette||Sec A, Lot 127. Dau of Jason Lee Paine 1838/Summit.Co.OH-1912/Fayette.IA & Margaret Fletcher Kent 1835/South.Hero.VT-1931/Fayette.IA. Ch: Amy Elizabeth1906-?, John Creighton Lee1909-1995.|
|Surname||First, Middle||Maiden||Spouse or Parents||Birth||Death/Burial||Cemetery||City/Twp||Notes|
|Kent||Addison Hoyt 'Ad'||Kent||McCleery Clara Almira1860/Mercer.Co.PA-1961/Union.Twp.||25 Oct 1857||3 Feb 1935||West Union||West Union||Son of William E. Kent 1827/South.Hero.VT-1907/West.Union.IA & Julia Addison 'Ann' Hoyt 1832/Fairfield.Co.CT-1918/Union.Twp.|
|Kent||Carl||Kent||Kent some of Munson Fletcher||1862||11 Nov 1865||West Union||West Union||B/D sec 24, Windsor.Twp. Son of Munson Fletcher Kent 1820/South.Hero.VT-1868/Sec24,Windsor.Twp & 2nd wf. Marinda Martha Young 1827NY-1892/Mower.Co.MN.|
|Kent||Child - Joseph's||No date||12 Jul 1876||West Union||West Union||Info on update page of WU Cem book|
|Kent||Cora A||Kent||Kent dau of William E.||8 Oct 1868||12 Aug 1957||West Union||West Union||Dau of WmE Kent 1827/South.Hero.VT-1907/West.Union.IA & Julia Addison 'Ann' Hoyt 1832/Fairfield.Ct.CT-1918/West.Union.IA.|
|Kent||Frances Wright||Kent||Kent dau of Herbert.||20 Jun 1899||9 Sep 1899||West Union||West Union||Dau of Herbert Addison Kent 1866/Sec32,Dover.Twp-1942.West.Union.IA & Mary Louise Wright 1865/South.Hero.VT-1944/West.Union.IA.|
|Kent||Herbert Addison||Kent||Wright Mary Louise 1865/?-1944/?||Jul 16, 1866||Apr 4, 1942||West Union||West Union||son of WmE Kent 1827/South.Hero.VT-1907/West.Union.IA & Julia Addison 'Ann' Hoyt 1832/Fairfield.Co.CT-1918/West.Union.IA. Ch: Frances Wright, Florence Knight.|
|Kent||Julia Addison||Hoyt||Kent William E. 1827/South.Hero.VT-1907/West.Union.IA||28 Aug 1832||12 Feb 1918||West Union||West Union||Dau of Daniel Hoyt 1806/Westchester.Co.NY-1878/VT & Pruella 'Ella Keeler ?/Fairfield.Co.CT-?/? Ch: GertrudeE1856, Addison Hoyt 'Ad'1857-1935, CarrieA1859, HardyW1862, Herbert Addison1866-1942, CoraA1868-1957.|
|Kent||Leon||Jul 1868||26 Jul 1870||West Union||West Union||Son of JS & AM KENT; Lot 159|
|Kent||Mary Louise||Wright||Kent Herbert Addison 1866/Fay.Co.IA-1942/?||27 Jun 1865||7 Jul 1944||West Union||West Union||Dau of Charles Hoplins Wright 1830/North.Hero.VT-1915/South.Hero.VT & Sara Jane Knight 1829/North.Hero.VT-1916/South.Hero.VT. Ch: Frances Wright, Florence Knight.|
|Kent||Munson Fletcher||Kent||Merriam Hannah Fenn 1829/Delaware.Co.NY-1847/St.Lawrence.Co.NY, 1st wf; 2nd wf, Marinda Martha Young 1827/NY-1892/Mower.Co.MN||Jan 7, 1829||Sep 7, 1867||West Union||West Union||Son of Helmer Kent 1786/Morris.Co.NJ-1858/South.Hero.VT & 2nd wf Samantha Fletcher1794/South.Hero.VT-1861/Fayette.IA. Ch. with 1st wf Hannah Merriam: Twp Unknowns1840/42-bef1846, WmEdwin1843-1852, Myra1845-1846, Aurelia Irene1847-1921 & Twin1847-1847. Ch with 2nd wf: AlvinaM1850-?, Josiah1852-1929, Robert Bruce185401925, Asa1856-?, Bertha1860-1933.|
|Kent||William E.||Kent||Hoyt Julia Addison 'Ann' 1832/Fairfield.Co.CT-1918/Union.Twp||14 Dec 1827||19 Jul 1906||West Union||West Union||Son of Helmer Kent 1786/Morris.Co.NJ-1858/South.Hero.VT & 2nd wf Samantha Fletcher1794/South.Hero.VT-1861/Fayette.IA. Ch: GertrudeE1856, Addison Hoyt 'Ad' 1857-1935, CarrieA1859, HardyW1862, Herbert Addison1866, CroaA1868.|
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Time Line Notes/Data
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...Jason Lee Paine x Margaret Fletcher Kent
...1845, Jason's (age7) father Cortez Paine lost his farm in Summit.Co.OH.
.....Moved by boat on Great Lakes to Racine.WI, (70mi N of Chicago, 25mi S of Milwaukee).
.....Took up hill land claim in Newark area, Newark.Twp, SW Rock.Co.WI, (on WI/IL boarder, 9mi W of Beloit, 90mi W of Racine).
.....Jason grew up in Newark.Twp, Rock.Co.WI, 1845-1855, age 7-18yr).
.....Had 25c when goods unloaded at summer shanty on claim.
.....Put up 12x14 log cabin, roof split/shaved red oak shingles, with 2ft high sleeping loft.
.....Roof held out rain, but snow would sift through in the winter.
.....Worked when he could to supply necessities.
.....Menu was often bread, potatoes, salt, water brought from a mile away.
.....With no candles/lamps, shingle shaving were lite one at a time for winter light.
.....Mother Silva would read from 'Hist. of U.S.' 'Life of Geo.Wash,' & other similar books.
.....In this cabin of poverty, family worship never neglected.
.....Jason was taught the the alphabet and to read in the cabin by his mother/father.
...1849Nov19, Jason's (age 10) notes; About 8am, I was driving
up the oxen and cow that had wandered off during the night.
.....I experienced a change of heart, forgiveness of sin, for which I had been seeking at a series of meetings held by our pastor.
.....He walked 2+ mil through the woods for winter schooling.
.....Often working on his own lessons, self teaching math/grammer.
...1854Abt.Feb, Jason (age 16), Was in Beloit, 9mi from
their cabin, stayed to see Journalist Horace Greeley speak on "Reforms and
.....Few weeks later walked to Beloit to hear Bayard Taylor speak on "Philosophy of Travel."
...By1854, the Paine cabin in Wisconsin had become a small station of the underground railway, influencing the formation of many of Jason's principals, similar to his father Cortez.
...1855Spring, Cortez Paine made a journey to Iowa, looking
for land, while Silva went back East to New York to visit relatives/friends.
.....Jason (age17), while parents gone, went to visit lawyer cousins in Milwaukee, taking advantage of the chance to read law.
.....Cousins, like father, were ardent abolitionists, having just fought case through WI Supreme Court, which declared the fugitive slave law unconstitutional.
.....Jason met Charles Sumner, an abolition U.S. Senator.
...1856Aug15, Cortez, Silva and Jason (age 18) started
for Iowa with a wagon pulled by two teams of horses.
.....At this time the limestone walls of the 'Fayette Institute' were slightly above ground.
...1856/1857 Winter, was spent on the farm of A.N. Goodrich (2mi S
of Fayette, Fayette.Co.IA).
.....Farmstead in middle of north boundary line of Sec 4, Smithfield.Twp, 1mi S of Grandview.Cem.
....During the winter Jason read book on architecture, drew up plans for small house, estimated materials.
....Jason cut logs along the Volga.River hills near the midline of Sec 22/23and above Marvin's sawmill.
...1857Jan, the 1st floor of three of the Fayette Seminary was
ready for use/classes.
...1857Jan, First Term classes began at the Fayette Seminary (UIU).
...1857Spring, Jason floated the logs down and had them cut
...1857Summer, Jason (age 19) completed a small house off the SE intersection of Madison/Union, 1bk SE of the limestone 'Fayette Institute' being constructed at the time.
...1857Summer, the 2nd/3rd floor walls & roof of the Seminary was completed.
.....The Prof.Hurd page has some UIU history... http://www.iowaz.info/surname/hurd.htm
...1857May28, The 2nd Term of the Fayette Seminary began;
Jason Paine (age19) registered for classes.
.....After 'various struggles,' 1862June, Jason would graduate with John E. Clough, the first students to complete the Collegiate Dept course.
...1857Jun22, West.Union.IA paper: A meeting was held in the Chapel of the Fayette Seminary, the evening of Jun17, to consider the propriety of having a Sunday School celebration on the 4th of July, in or near the village of Fayette. By request of James E. Robertson, Supt of the Fayette Sunday School, Rev. W.H. Poor took the chair, Jason L. Paine, being Secretary.
...1858May17, West.Union.IA paper: Sunday School Celebration, Fayette, 1858May14; At the Ministerial Association of the Upper Iowa District (of the M.E. Church), on 1858Feb02. Resolved: Next meeting at Fayette 1859June, along with other business. J.Watts, chairman; Jason L. Paine, secretary.
...1858Aug04, Dubuque.IA paper: Editorial Correspondence; We remained in the lovely and literary village of Fayette another day. Young as the place is, a classic atmosphere pervades it, not entirely uncongenial to a slave of the quill. We have been reminded of out academic and other school days. The address of Rev. Philo E. Brown of Dubuque, before the Literary Societies last evening, was timely and made a good impression. The Seminary Hall was crowded. At 10am today, a procession was formed in front of the Seminary building, led by the Decorah Brass Band, 600-800 people marched to an inviting grove of trees SW of the village (bottom area of Robertson's Woods, near the old depot area of >1875). Rev. Dr. Foster of Northwestern.U addressed the crowd. This afternoon in the same grove were held the Anniversary exercises of the Seminary. They consisted of orations, dissertations, etc., interspersed with music by the Decorah band: To include by Jason L. Paine of Fayette, "The Head and Heart." A great institution of learning is rising at Fayette.
...1860Nov12, West.Union.IA paper: Teachers' Institute; A few of the teachers of the county met at the Seminary in Fayette and organized a Teachers' Institute. A committee on permanent organization was appointed: Wm Brush, R.H. Spencer, J.W. Shannon, Ms. Radclift, Ms. Abernathy. The Committee lists of officers: Pres. B.H. Bennett, Sec's Jason L. Paine & J.W. Shannon. Executive Com. F.A. Mitchell, B.H.Bennett, J.W. Shannon, Prof. Sanborne, Henry Burch.
...1861Mar18, West.Union.IA paper: Teachers Association; Jason L. Paine was involved in the exercises.
...1861July24, Jason Lee Paine and Margaret Fletcher Kent were married.
...1862Jul07, West.Union.IA paper: From the Dubuque Times: The 4th Anniversary of the Upper Iowa University at Fayette, occurred last week. Sunday, 1862June22, Pres. Brush delivered his baccalaureate sermon. Monday evening a juvenile concert was given under the directions of Prof Sanford, the music teacher. The examination came Tues/Wed, with only a couple of exceptions, the classes doing exceedingly well. Thursday was Commencement Day with the exercises held in the Chapel on the north end of the first floor of the Seminary building, instead of the grove. Twelve young men delivered orations and eight young ladies read essays. The last two members in the order of exercise constituted the first graduating class of UIU. Capt. Warner, 12th Iowa Reg, would also have graduated this year, had he remained at UIU (taken prisoner at the Battle of Shiloh, died in prison).
... 1862June, First graduated Class of 1862, two students: 'Skepticism, its Relation to Philosophy, John Evertt Clough, Strawberry.Point.IA (would go on to be a successful pioneer missionary in India, the first of many missionaries from UIU); Valedictory, 'Price of Liberty, Jason Lee Paine of Fayette.
John Everett Clough (1836/IL-1910/NY)
Famous pioneer Baptist missionary in India; active 1866-1906.
John Clough was in the first graduating Collegiate Dept class of UIU, Fayette.IA, 1862June, with Jason Lee Paine.
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...1862Sep29, Jason & Margaret Kent Paine started westward across frontier Iowa (1862Sept29-Oct16), from Fayette.IA by wagon/team for Brule Creek village, Missouri River flowage, Dakota.Territory, 25+mi NW of Sioux.City.IA.
...1862Oct16, Jason & Margaret
arrive at Ft.Brule, Dakota.Territory, a stockade being built by
locals for protection from the Sioux uprising that had been occurring north of
the area the past few months. Ft.Brule would be their home cabin until
1863April, when Jason would take a teaching job in Woodbury.Co.IA, SE of
....Ft.Brule, Dakota.Territory was about 35mi NW of Sioux.City.
....Fort Brule in Dakota Territory, was on Brule Creek, 1mi W of today's Richland.SD.
....This is the land of the Dakota and Yankton Sioux until invaded by the 'white tide.'
....1862Aug...White homesteaders banded together, enough to starting building a stockade refuge to be called Fort Brule on Brule Creek, 6mi N of Elk.Point.
....A place to fight off Indian attach that never came. Homesteaders were panicked by the bloodshed at Lake Shetek and New Ulm, Minnesota a days travel north.
....Fort Brule was abandoned in 1868 and dismantled in 1873
....Vermillion was abt 15mi W of the Missouri River, Yankton another 30mi, Ft. Randall on the Missouri River, another 70+mi.
....Jason Paine would venture at far as Ft. Randall from his cabin at Ft.Brule, a distance of up to 150mi depending on routes.
...1863April, Jason took a teaching position in Woodbury.Co.IA, SE of Sioux.City.IA.
...1864Late Spring/Early/Summer, Jason & Margaret left Woodbury and journeyed back across Iowa to their home at Fayette.IA.
...1864Fall, they moved into the home that Margaret's mother left her on the NE corner of State/North in Fayette.IA.
...1864Fall, Jason Paine was assigned a charge at Lowden, Cedar.Co.IA, at M.E. Conference.
...1865, Jason and Margaret Paine are still in Lowden, Cedar.Co.IA.
...1866Jan13, Dubuque.IA paper: Farley news; The people of Farley and vicinity had a pleasant time evening of the 11th, being a Festival for the benefit of three clergymen. Among the speakers was the Rev. J.L. Paine, of Lowden, Cedar.Co.IA, a patent at Dr. Wilson's eye Infirmary.
...1867, Jason and Margaret are back in Fayette.IA.
...1868Jun20, West.Union.IA paper: County supervisors elected Rev. Jason L. Paine, County Supt. of Schools. He is one of the finest scholars in Iowa.
...1868Oct03, West.Union.IA paper: The Fayette Journal says that Mr. (Cortez) Paine, of that vicinity raised several bushes of apples this year from seedlings only two years old.
...1868Nov07, West.Union.IA paper: The Teachers' Institute was held at Fayette, 1868Oct19. Jason L. Paine was chosen Pres. Note: The Institute's objective was the 'Normal Dept' training people teaching in the common/country schools, plus to discuss and resolve material to be taught, teaching procedures, school operations, etc.
...1869Jan16, West.Union.IA paper: The Fay.Co Borad of Supervisors elected Jason L. Paine, of Fayette, County Auditor for the present year.
...1869Apr17, West.Union.IA paper: Agricultural Fair at West.Union; Best sorgo syrup with mode of manufacturing, Jason L. Paine.
...1869May15, West.Union.IA paper: Real Estate Transfers; J.S. Hodge to Cortez Paine, 100a, Sec 9, T93n, R10W, for $649 (Note: This is in Banks.Twp, 12+mi WxNW of Fayette)
...1869Aug21, West.Union.IA paper: Tax Sale, 1869Oct04, at Court House, a long list included; Paine, Cortez....out lot to Westfield (village plat).
...1870May20, West.Union.IA paper: We are glad to see
again our old friend Jason L. Paine, formerly County
Auditor. Jason has been wintering in Tennessee,
and arrived with his family last Tues. His eyes are improved.
...1870Jun03, West.Union.IA paper: Rev. Jason L. Paine made us a visit Wed, and gave an interesting account of his sojourn among the mountains of Tennessee this winter, with a description of the country, its people and prospects. Almost though nearly blind, he was able to see more than most men with perfect sight.
...1870Aug19, West.Union.IA paper: Tax Sale, long list, Cortez Paine, 20a, S1/2 of NW1/4 of SW1/4, Sec 31, Westfield.Twp, T93N, R8W, tax $5.44. (Note: this is 20a of rolling prairie 3mi SW of Main.St, Fayette, possibly the location for his nursery stock, reportedly the first nursery in the Fayette area.
...1870Sep23, West.Union.IA paper: Rev. Jason L. Pain
and family coming up to West.Union from Fayette on Sat, met with an accident.
On of his horses got a foot over the tug and commenced kicking, which set his
other horse 'on nettles.' Mr. Paine removed his wife and boy from danger, and
soon quieted his steeds. A broken buggy tongue and a little fright was the
sum of damages.
...1870Sep23, The Fall term of the U. I. University began last Thur with a larger attendance than at any opening for the 4yrs past. Faculty: Prof. B.W. McLain, V.P. in charge; Prof Sanborn, math; Rev. J.L. Paine, teaching ancient Languages (Greek/Latin at UIU), Prof Hurd, Commercial; Ms Wheeler, Preceptress; Ms. Mills, art/painting.
...1870Oct28, West.Union.IA paper: Teachers' Institute held at UIU; of the presentations was instructive remarks made on advanced grammar, by Jason L. Paine. About 75 teachers attended.
...1871Mar24, West.Union.IA paper: Fayette news; J.L. Paine, is teaching Latin at UIU.
...1871Aug04, West.Union.IA paper: Fayette news; At a funeral in Long Grove (pre-Maynard, Harlan.Twp) Jason Paine announced of a coming railroad meeting at Long Grove. Mr. Paine preached a funeral for a woman at Brush Creek (pre-Arlington, Fairfield.Twp) four weeks ago.
...1871Oct06, West.Union.IA paper: Tax Sale; Cortez Paine, shf NW1/4 of SW1/4, sec 31 Westfield.Twp, 20a, tax $18.60. Jason .L. Paine, 40a, SW1/4 of SW1/4, Sec 28, Richland.Twp, Fay.CoIA, tax $3.54. Fayette and additions; Fowells &Paine Und1/2 whf lot 14, bk 7, tax $5.04.
..1872Mar29, West.Union.IA paper: Land Transfers: Jason L. Paine to Joseph Simmons, for $150, 160a in NW1/4, Sec 14, & 80a in S1/2 of NE1/4, Sec 13, in R91W, T8N. Note: This land in Scott.Twp, 11mi south of Fayette village. In the 1870 Census Jason was listed at 'Speculator,' with a tax assessment of $7000/4000, which means he was selling/trading real estate, likely partnered with someone in the Fayette business community at the time. He was also active in the Republican party at the time.
...1872May17, West.Union.IA paper: Fayette news; Mr. Jason L. Paine and Mr. Scoby conducted the funeral of an early pioneer of Fayette village, David Gilson Parsons, in the Congregational meeting house (my gGrandfather, bz/2017). The funeral of Mrs. H.M. Burch who died at Yankee Settlement (pre Edgewood, Delaware.Co) was held in the Seminary (UIU) Chapel, the sermon by Rev. Mr. Brunson of the M.E. Church, with remarks by Rev. Jason L. Paine on behalf of the Masonic order and the Philomathean society, with the Masonic ritual at the grave.
...1872Aug30, West.Union.IA paper: Fayette news: Rev. Jason L. Paine married Mary Knuteson to a sturdy looking son of Norway, whose name we did not hear.
...1873Jan24, West.Union.IA paper: Prof. Jason L. Paine passed through West.Union Wed., on his way home. He was snowbound on one of the broad prairies of Howard county, and is just getting out. He reports a terrible fatality attending the storm in Minnesota, it being estimated with just from that region that not less than 700 persons froze to death in MN during those three awful days.
...1873Apr16, Dubuque.IA paper: Fayette.Co. news; M.M. House, county supt of schools has gone to Nebraska. Jason L. Paine who as served as assistant will fill the capacity of county supt. A very good thing, as Mr. Paine is a cultivated scholar, a gentleman, and a great favorite with teachers.
...1873May30, West.Union.IA paper: A couple of friends, Jason L. Paine and O.P. Miller came in on the train one day last week.
...1873Aug22, West.Union.IA paper: Fayette news; The election committee at present consists of Hon. Wm. R. Lakin, J.E. Budd, and Rev. J.L. Paine.
...1873Jun27, West.Union.IA paper: County Republican Convention, representative of Westfield.Twp, J.L. Paine & Elmer Allyn.
...1873Sep26, West.Union.IA paper: Election for Supt of Schools; W.W. Quivey 36, Jason L. Paine 28.
NOTE: Fall 1873...Moved from Fayette, Fayette.Co.IA to Postville, Allamakee.Co.IA, until Fall of 1876.
...1873Oct09, West.Union.IA paper: Clermont news; Rev. Jason L. Paine will take Rev. Garrison's place in Postville.
...1873Nov27, West.Union.IA paper: Fayette news: Wm. Lakin and Jason Paine, UIU Trustees have been in town.
...1874Oct02, West.Union.IA paper:
Rev. Jason L. Paine of Postville was in West.Union Saturday.
.....H.A. Stowe & Mary M. Contson were married at the residence of the bride's father near Postiville by Rev. Jason L. Paine
.....Fayette news; The anniversary meeting of ministers have brought back several of our old friends. Among them we extend thanks to Rev. Jason L. Paine, who was last year at Postville, for a call. Mr. Paine is a fine scholar and has been numbered among our best citizens. He visits his aged parents.
...1875Feb25, Emmetsburg.IA paper: Temperance agitation is quite lively in Algona. Nominated as one of the Trustees, J.L. Paine.
...1875Apr02, West.Union.IA paper: Died; Mrs. Juliette nee Kent Hoyt, wf of Hiram B. Hoyt, died at her home in West.Union, Tues morning 1875Mar30 of pneumonia. She was born 1832Sep07 in South.Hero.VT. Married Hiram Hoyt 1854Feb, then coming to Fayette.Co.IA in 1854April. She is the sister of Mrs. Margaret (JasonL) Paine, Mrs. Winslow Stearns and Mr. Wm. Kent.
...1875Apr30, West.Union.IA paper: Fayette.IA news; The Sunday School Association opened its session on Tues. Among friends present, we recognize Rev. Jason L. Paine of Postville and Rev. S. D. Helms of Lima.
...1875May07, West.Union.IA paper: Rev. J.L. Paine of Postville was with us briefly yesterday. He married Abram M. White and Ellen Hughes at the U.S. House/Hotel in West.Union.
...1875Jul16, West.Union.IA paper: The sermon preached by Rev. Jason L. Paine of Postville for Elder Smith's service was very good.
...1876May05, West.Union.IA paper: Fayette news; Thur afternoon the laying of the corner stone of th enew M.E. Church took place.At 2pm, the S.S. children and contregation gatheredd at the Chapel for prayer by Rev. UIU Pres. Bissell, singing and a shot, pleasant address by Rev. Jason L. Paine of Postivlle, who always remembers his old home kindly on her natal days, composted the order of exercises.
..1876May26, West.Union.IA paper: Fayette news; Son Sunday, Rev. Jason L. Paine of Postville, being at home on a visit to his aged parents, exchanged the duties of the pulpit.
NOTE: Sept 1876...Moved from Postville, Allamakee.Co.IA to Cresco, Howard.Co.IA, until Fall of 1878.
...1876Sep12, Postville.IA paper: Next Sabbath Elder Paine will preach his farewell sermon to the people of Postville, the M.E. conference occurring the week following.. Rev. Pain has preached here 3yrs and by the rules of the Methodist conference he cannot be returned the coming year. In his departure Mr. Jason Paine will leave a host of friends and no ememies.
...1876Sep17, West.Union.IA paper: Tax Sale Notice; To Rev. Ambrose, Lot 4, Bk 7, J.E. Robertston's addition to Fayette was sold t m 1872Oct28, for the tax of 1871, and the time of redemption will expire and a tax deed therefor be issued to me, unless redemption from said sale be made within 90days from this notice, Jason L. Paine. Note: This tax sale was at a time in1871 when Jason was listed as a 'Speculator' in the 1870 Census.
..1877Apr20, West.Union.iA paper: Rev. Jason L. Paine of Cresco (Howard.Co.IA), is passing a few days in town, to whom we are indebted to for a call.
...1877Oct12, West.Union.IA paper: Fayette news; The M.E. conference was held at McGregor.IA. Jason L. Paine will remain minister at Cresco.
NOTE: From 1878-1880, the West.Union paper is not available to search.
NOTE: Fall 1878...Moved from Cresco, Howard.Co.IA to Monticello, Jones.Co.IA.
...1878Oct17, Monticello.IA paper: The Upper Iowa M.E. Conference closed its 23rd annual session at Marshalltown. Rev. J.L. Paine succeeds Mr. Eberhart on the Monticello charge.
...1879Jun26, Monticello.IA paper: Fayette.IA news; In
the evening a large audience gathered to listen to the alumni address delivered
by Rev. J.L. Paine, of Monticello. The speaker held his audience spell
bound for 3/4hr, and at its close regretted that he was not beginning. Mr.
Paine is a graduate of our own college of the class of 1862, and for a time was
engaged as a teacher in the college, since which time he has filled successfully
several pulpits belonging to the Upper Iowa Conference. He is not located
.....Rev. J.L. Paine is attending Commencement at Cornell College in Mt.Vernon, this week.
...1879Oct02, Monticello.IA paper: Rev. J.L. Paine, returned from the M.E. Conference in Davenport. He is returned to the Monticello charge for another year. It is a Paine which out Methodist friends are very well satisfied another year.
NOTE: Fall 1880...Moved
from Monticello.IA back to Fayette.IA
...Father Cortez Paine had died 1880Jan06.
...Mother Silva Paine returned to Monticello with Jason/Margaret.
...Jason's eye issues had worn him out. Gave up preaching position.
...Returned to home on the NE corner of State/North in Fayette that mother Silva Kent left Margaret.
...1880Sep16, Monticello.IA paper: Rev. Jason L. Paine, of the M.E. Church, preached his farewell discourse to his congregation last Sunday. On Wed. removed with his family back to Fayette County, where he has a farm, and upon which it is his intention to locate for a time. Mr. Paine leaves the ministry temporarily, on account of failing health. Last Tues night his congregation and other friends in Monticello united to give him a donation party, and testified their good feeling toward him, and regret at this going by a purse of $50. Monticello will regret the removal of Mr. Paine and his estimable lady, and wish them prosperity in their new home.
..1881Jan16, West.Union.IA paper: Ms. Flora Hoyt, dau of Hiram B. Hoyt, of West.Union has been visiting her aunt's home, Jason/Margaret Paine in in Fayette.
...1881Apr20, West.Union.IA paper: Real Estate Transfer: Jason L. Pain to A. Keifer, 80a in S1/2 of NE1/4 Sec 32 & 160a in SE1/4, Sec 29, R91W, T8N, for $3k. NOTE: This is 13mi S of Fayette in the SW corner of Scott.Twp, 2mi S of Scott Center P.O., and would have been part of the Jason's land speculation time of the early 1870's.
...1881Jun08, West.Union.IA paper: Fayette news: Jason L. Paine occupied the M.E. pulpit Sunday.
...1881Jun22, West.Union.IA paper: Temperance Convention at Fayette, Jason L. Paine elected president.
...1881Jul20, West.Union.IA paper: Numerous incident are
reported where stock have been terribly mangled by running into barb wire.
Not long ago Jason L. Paine, lost a valuable colt.
.....Regular monthly meeting of the Prohibitary Amendment Assoc. will be in the Congregational Church in Fayette, 3pm, Sat1881Jul30, J.L. Paine, Pres.
.....a fair audience met in the Fayette M.E. Ch, Mon. evening in the intersts of temperance, Rev. J.L. Paine in the chair.
...1891Jul31, Burlington.IA paper: West.Burlington news; The first monthly meeting of the Woman's Christian Temperance Union was at the Congregational Church. Rev. Paine was called on for the concluding prayer.
...1893Oct13, Fayette.IA paper: Assigned area charges of the M.E. Chursh; Rev. Daniel M. Paker is sent to Nora Springs; Charles Paine to Brush Creek (name changed to Arlington, 1895); Harry Wyatt to Strawberry Point; F.M. Robertson is returned to Oelwein.
...1894Dec19, West.Union.IA paper: Farmers' Institute of Fayette.Co, met at the Odd Fellows' Hall in Fayette, Jason Lee Paine, Pres.
...1896Jan02, Chariton.IA paper: Rev. Charles F. Paine and Miss Clara M. Brown, eldest dau of J.L. Brown, ex-auditor of Iowa and owner of the Chariton Herald, was married at the M.E. Church in Chariton, Sunday morning, 1895Dec29. Rev. Paine is a graduate of Upper Iowa University at Fayette. He was admitted to the Upper Iowa Conference of the M.E. Church last year. Ms. Brown was born in Chariton and is a most estimable young lady, active and prominent in church work here. She will be greatly missed by her may friends. The happy couple left for their home in northern Iowa, on Wed, with best wishes.
...1897Jun23, Oelwein.IA paper: Randalia news; Rev. Kent being absent, Rev. Charles Paine preached last Sabbath. He and his father Jason L. expect to preach next Sunday.
...1899Jun08, Chariton.IA paper: Russell.IA news; Charles Paine of Chariton were the guests of Rev. & Mrs. Ellett.
...1900Nov08, Fayette.IA paper: Charles Paine arrived in Fayette last week.
...1901Apr25, Fayette.IA paper: Charles Paine has been at home thiss week.
...1902Jan30, Fayette.IA paper: Mrs. Charles Paine has a 'rag bee' last Fri afternoon, at which 18 ladies of the neighborhood were present.
...1904Jul06, West.Union.IA paper: Real Estate Transfer: Cortez Paine to Daniel Rogers, 2 acres, $15.
...1912Jun20, Fayette.IA paper: Rev. J.L. Paine, went to Dakota Territory as home missionary directly after graduation from the Fayette Seminary (UIU) in 1862. In Dec1862, while Chaplin of the Lower House of the second Territorial Legislature, he prepared a bill providing for and incorporating the State University, naming its regents, providing for their successors, etc., and also a memorial to congress asking for the granting of every section 36 of the public domain as and endowment for the university. Mr. Paine secured the passage of both these measures by the legislature, but as he returned to the eastern part of Iowa in a year or so, and had never returned to Dakota, he had not been able to return to ascertain what results had followed his efforts for education in the trackless prairie fifty years ago. The university is working under the same charter in 1912. The petition for every 36th section was not granted but in lieu, 480k acres was granted, to be selected by commissioners.
...1912Jul18, Fayette.IA paper: Rev. J.L. Paine was quite ill Wed, but is better.
...1912Sep12, Fayette.IA paper: Ms. Amy Leigh Paine, dau of Rev. Jason Paine, has been practically offered the position of professor of Mathematics in one of the state normal schools of Nebraska, at a salary of $1500, but has not decided whether she will accept or not.
...1912Oct03, Fayette.IA paper: Dunham Grove news; Mrs. Charles Paine & 2 children of Fayette were visitors at the Henry Hettler home.
...1912Nov14, Fayette.IA paper: Ms. Amy Leigh Paine visited Tues-Fri with her parents Dr. J.L. and Margaret Paine. Amy resigned her position at Waterloo West High School. She is on her way to Chadron.NE to accept a position as head of the Dept of Math, in the Nebraska State Normal College.
...1912Nov21, Fayette.IA paper: Rev. J.L. Paine is very poorly.
...1912Nov28, Fayette.IA paper: Rev. J.L. Paine has failed rapidly, as we go to press the end seems very near.
...1912Dec04, Oelwein.IA paper: Fayette news; Rev. Jason
L. Paine, aged 75, an Old Pioneer Passed Away;
Rev. Jason L. Paine died
4pm Sat, 1912Nov30. He has been living in Fayette county over 50yrs.
Graduated from the first class of UIU in 1862 (one of two students to finish the
Collegiate Dept). He was a member of the board of trustees , and since the
death of his friend
Willard Lakin was the only honorary member of the board of trustees. The funeral will be 2pm Monday, 1912Dec02. We will have an extended obit next week.
...1912Dec12, Oelwein.IA paper: OBITUARY of JASON L. PAINE; Jason Lee Paine was born on January 9, 1838 in the town of Hudson, Summitt Co., Ohio. He was the son of Gen Joel and Silvia Hallock Paine. He was the younger of two sons. His brother was born in May, 1836 and died in May, 1944. When seven years of age the property of his father was swept away through no fault of his own and gathering together what little remained he came west with his wife and son Jason, landing at Racine, Wis and taking up a claim at Newark, Rock county, Wis. During a series of meetings held by their pastor about eight o'clock on the morning of November 19, 1849, when he was driving up the oxen and cow which had wondered away during the night he experienced a change of heart and the forgiveness of sin, for which he had been seeking. His father removed his family to Iowa with ox teams and on August 15, 1855, reached Fayette. The first winter was spent on the farm south of town now belonging to A. N. Goodrich. The following summer they built a house which stood for many years on the property in the east part of town now owned by Miss Mayme Thomas. When U.I.C, then Fayette Seminary, opened for its second term he was among those who registered and graduated in June, 1862 with John E. Clough, who passed away many years ago. In the fall of 1862 he received his first appointment from conference which was the white settlement in the territory of Dakota and lived at Fort Brule while he traveled his circuit which was 150 miles long. Here his sight failed for the first time but after a time was restored so he was able to take more work. This time he was assigned to the Lowden circuit in Cedar county, Iowa. His eyes again failed and for eight years he was unable to read a chapter in the bible, bur during that time by committing his lessons to memory through the assistance of his wife he taught Greek and Latin in the college. Also during that time he filled the offices of county superintendent and county auditor, engaged in the boot and shoe business in company with Thomas Fowells and with D. C. Shoemaker in furniture. Also took the contract for furnishing piling for the construction of the Davenport & Northwestern railway between Fayette and Cresco at a time when he could not see the fence as he rode along the road. His eyesight was partially restored in the summer of 1873. That fall he re entered conference and was given the Postville circuit, then including Castalia and Hardin, where he served three years. Then he served the Cresco charge two years, also at this time conducted a temperance campaign which resulted in the closing of the saloons which have never been opened since and in the spilling of three thousand dollars worth of liquor in one day. In the fall of of 1878 he was appointed to Monticello charge where he served two years, but the struggle of the eight years blindness and seven years more of only partial vision had told on the strong constitution. He took a superannuated relation and retired to Fayette. In the spring of 1884 he moved on the farm where he remained sixteen years and in the spring of 1900 he returned to Fayette, where he has since made his home, and continued to labor in a business way and in so doing going as his strength would permit. His health steadily failed but was able to be about until a few days before the end the decline grew more rapid and he peacefully passed away at 4:35 o'clock Saturday afternoon, November 30, 1912. On July 24, 1861 Jason Paine and Miss Margaret Fletcher Kent were united in marriage and for over fifty-one years they travelled the pathway of life together. She still remains, also four of their five children survive him. The eldest, Edward Kent, died in infancy. Charles Fawcett of Fayette, Mrs. Amy Leigh of Chadron, Neb.; Mrs. Louie Blagg of Morning Sun, Iowa and Miss Margaret of Fayette. There are also six grandchildren. The funeral was held Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the Methodist church, conducted by Rev. G. H. Kennedy, assisted by Dr. J. W. Dickman. President R. W. Cooper and Rev. Charles N. Sinnett. Music by Mesdames A. E. Bennett and J. D. Parker and Professors McIntosh and Werner, with Mrs. J. W. McLean at the organ. Burial in Grandview cemetery
...1922Dec05, Oelwein.IA paper: Fayette news: Charles Paine of Eldora was here Thanksgiving with his mother and sister, Mrs. I.L. Paine and Miss Margaret.
...1927Aug02, Oelwein.IA paper: Fayette news: Mr/Mrs Charles Paine of Eldora, spent Sunday with his mother, Mrs. Jason L. Paine, and sisters, Ms. Margaret and Mrs. Bragg, who with her husb. Rev Blagg and Ms. Betty and Bonnie are visiting in the home.
...1931Nov05, Oelwein.IA paper: Fayette news: Mr/Mrs Charles Paine of Eldora, are now living in Fayette.
...1935May22, Oelwein.IA paper: Maynard news; Mr/Mrs. Charles Paine of Eldora called on Mr/Mrs A.I. Evans.
...1936Jan29, Oelwein.IA paper: Fayette news; Charles Fawcett Paine, resident of Eldora.IA, passed away at Lancaster.PA. Son of Rev. Jason Lee and Margaret F. Kent Paine, long time residents of Fayette, b.1866Oct30. Charles entered UIU, the first student to attend whose parent was an alumnus of the college, Jason having graduated 1862. Charles graduated 1892. He took graduate work at Garrett Biblical Institute, and later served as minister in the Upper Iowa Conference of the M.E. Ch. From 1902-1914, was editor/publisher of the Fayette Reporter, then became subscription manager of the Herald at Eldora.IA. The past few years before death, he engaged in Insurance in Eldora. Charles married Clara M. Brown of Charilton, 1895Dec30. They had 4 ch, all of whom graduated from UIU. The Paine family was very loyal to UIU at Fayette. Charles had been in poor health for several months, and a patient in a Chicago hosp. not long ago. At the time of his passing he was with his dau. Lucy Collins in Lancaster.PA. He had been ill, but died suddenly 1936Jan24.
...1936May22, Mason.City.IA paper: The Reverend George Blagg, 64, for many years a prominent Methodist minister in Iowa, died at this home in Grinnell Thur1936May21. He was born in England, 1872May20. During his career, Rev. Blagg served pupits in; Mystic, Mt.Sterling, Morning sun, Montezuma, Albia, Muscatine, Grinnell, Oskaloosa and New Sharon. He is survived by his widow Louise Paine Blagg; dau. Amy Elizabeth, assistant prof. of zoology at Grinnell College; a son John Lee Blagg. Funeral services at Grinnell, burial at Fayette.IA.
..1957Apr18, Fayette.IA paper: Miss Amy Paine honored at 'this is your life' program; Miss Amy Leigh Paine of Fayette, honorary member of Phi chapter, Delta Kappa Gamma, was held in the lounge of the Zinita B. Graf dormitory at UIU. Ms. Paine, a native of Fayette, taught high school in Deadwood.SD, the Normal College at Chadron.NE. Later she was a math instructor in SD, NE, IA, IL, MN. In 1919, she taught in the Winchell Continuation School for Girls in Chicago. When it was discontinued, transferred to Parker H.S. until retirement. The Paine family has been associated with UIU since it was founded. Both parents Jason and Margaret Kent Paine attended before their marriage in 1861. Jason was in the first graduating class of the full Collegiate Dept, with one other student. All of the Paine children graduated from UIU, and the four children of Charles, also. Amy was appointed to the Board of Trustees in 1928. Her father was also a early trustee. Amy has traveled much of the U.S., in Canada, Mexico, and made a trip around the world in 1837/38. The past twenty years she has made her home with her sister Ms. Margaret in the family home owned since 1859, on the NE corner of State/North.
...1995Aug27, The Record, Northern N.J. paper: John C.L. Blagg, 86, of Park.Ridge.NJ, died Thur1995Aug24. Before retiring in 1972, John was a plant manager for Pfizer Co., in Brooklyn.NY. John graduated from Iowa Wesleyan College at Mt.Pleasant.IA, and received a doctorate degree in chemistry from Columbia U. During WWII, he was part of the team that developed the manufacturing process for penicillin.
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by Margaret Fletcher Kent Paine, 1932
The following notes are from the pages of 'Milestones.'
(not verbatim and with additions)
Pics(jpg's) of 'Milestones' pages for full reading:
Page V, Milestones, Forward:
Why my living history.
.....My dau’s wished I would write the interesting memories of my life.
.…It looked like a request of more than I could do, abt1930/31, age 93/94.
.…Of my childhood, girlhood, womanhood on an island of Lake Champlain.
.…Of my immigration to Fayette.IA, college days, marriage.
.…Of life on the banks of the Missouri River and Indian dangers in Dakota Territory.
.…Of other experiences as the wife of Jason Paine, a Methodist minister in Iowa.
.…Of the coming of our little famly.
.…Of life on the farm 1 ½ mi N of Fayette.IA as the children grew up, the struggles to educate them.
.…Finally coming back to the house my mother left me in Fayette.
….Bible dates and Jason’s journal during our westward trip to Dakota Territory assisted.
....Only 125 copies were printed.
BEFORE The 1850’s
Page 01, Milestones, My Island Home,
My parentage, South Hero Twp, Grand.Isle.Co.VT
…We lived in South Hero Twp on the southern most large island in Lake Champlain.
…Grand Isle Twp was the northern half of our island.
…North Hero Twp was an island just north of South Hero.
…My father was Helmer Kent, light hair, blue eyes, fairly tall, ambitious, limited formal education.
Page 02, Milestones, my ancestral
…Father’s people came from Holland.
…Since Kent is English, his ancestors likely went there during religious persecutions.
…Father Helmer Kent married first Hannah Allen in 1813 & had 2ch, Jane Ann & Helmer Jr.
…Mother & Helmer Jr. died 1815, likely in Plattsburg, Clinton.Co.NY where they are buried.
…Plattsburg can be seen across the lake to the west of South Hero.
…Jane Ann Kent (my half-sister) went to live with grandmother Allen.
Page 03, Milestones, my father,
blacksmith, builder, farmer.
…Father was a blacksmith.
…He loved sports of the day, was a good wrestler, jumper.
…He was very prejudiced against playing cards.
Page 04, Milestones, my mother.
…Father Helmer married a second time, to Samantha Fletcher, my mother.
…She the dau of Issi Fletcher & Jenny Graham.
…Her Gfather, John Graham fought in the Rev. War, while living at Hillsborough. NH.
…He came to South Hero, 1781.
…Mother was tall, slender when young, brown hair, blue eyes.
…Always with a lace cap, false hair in front, ladies custom among married ladies.
…Her mother died young.
…She did not get along with her stepmother
…When 16, went to live with her father’s sister, Mrs. Eunice Davidson.
…The Davidson’s were very kind to mother.
…Mother, strong character, doing good, naturally religious, helping others, wanting improvement.
…My sister Phebe Stearns is like her in many ways.
Page 05, Milestones, family.
…Living at that time, mother had to be brave and courageous.
…She was often in charge when we ran the hotel, as father was at his nearby blacksmith shop.
…Mother had lived in an inn/tavern as a girl, which her father Issi ran when he came to South Hero.
…Mother knew how to manage a hotel because Isse’s 2nd wife died when she was a girl.
…Mother was quite a horsewoman.
…Father Helmer & mother Fletcher had 7ch: Munson, Harriet (died age 4), Wm, Phebe, Juliet, me/Margate, Warren (died age 8).
Page 06, Milestones, My Childhood.
Abt.1836, rented the Inn, moved to
farm (age 0-4)
…I was told I was born 1835Dec14, near midnight.
…Mother was not sure which day it was so they called my birthday the same Dec14 as Wm’s.
…I was born in the South Hero Inn, where we later lived.
…Father built the South Hero Inn/hotel in 1829.
…Shortly after I was born, he rented the hotel and moved to the farm (abt.1836).
…My first memory, less than 3yrs, was on a big rock the day Warren was born, 1838Oct12.
…Wm called me off the rock. He was always good to his sisters.
…1839Spring, we were still on the farm, my sisters away, I was lonesome, mother let me attend school, age 3+.
Page 07, Milestones, 1840Spring, moved
back to South Hero Inn.
…1840Spring, We moved from the farm back to the South Hero Inn father had built in 1829.
…We lived in the South Hero Inn 4yrs (1840-1843).
… I made good progress in school, I was 4-8yrs.
Page 08, Milestones, school.
…I was a good speller, and always to the head of the class spelling.
…The teacher put me in the first class containing my sisters Phebe & Juliet, my bro. Wm., plus grown young men. I could not get to the head of this class.
Page 09, Milestones,
…Lost spoon, ashes, and April Fool’s Day.
Page 10, Milestones, My Little Brother
…Warren, b.1838Oct12, my little brother was always puny.
Page 11, Milestones,
Warren died 1847.
…Mother tried to send Warren to school, but it was no use.
…Some people would call Warren a fool.
…Little Warren died of Scarlet fever, age 8, d.1847May18,at South Hero.
Page 12, Milestones, My Girlhood,
1843/44, sold Inn, moved back to farm again
…Father sold the hotel abt. 1843, and moved back to the farm, I was age 8.
…Folks fixed up the old house, took out fireplace, put in a wood heater.
…Our cook stove was a round rotary top.
Page 13, Milestones, on the farm.
…Out next stove had an oven in the pipe just above the stove.
…At the farm, Munson’s dog was used on a wheel to churn butter.
…His dog would hide when he saw them ready to churn.
Page 14, Milestones, getting across
…In the winter Lake Champlain froze, we could cross it NW to Plattsburg.NY or SE to Burlington.VT.
…In warm weather a ferry to Plattsburg.
…The Sand Bar bridge where the lake was shallow, to Burlington
…Soon after we left the hotel for the far, cataracts began to form on father’s eyes.
Page 15, Milestones, we were happy
…We were as happy as children are now.
…The woods, hill were beautiful.
…One summer father took me to Milton to see the Animal Show.
…There was a long hay stack at the barn, near the sheep shed we played on.
…Sister Juliet used to find hen’s nests, as she was not afraid to climb even to the 3rd story of the barn.
…Our pleasures were simple ones but they entertained us and we were happy.
Page 16, Milestones, The work of the
…We had lots to do on the farm.
…We made soap in the spring.
Page 17, Milestones, candles, lamp.
…We made out light, candles.
…The next light I remember was a tin lamp that used grease.
Page 18, Milestones, sausage, maple
…Then came the glass lamp.
…Another big job was making sausage.
…We looked forward to spring and making maple sugar.
…We had a grove of maple trees.
Page19, Milestones, sewing, quilting,
…In the spring we made sheets, pillow-cases, underclothes, clothing and quilted.
…Juliet and Phebe had some beautifully quilted quilts.
….Father would get leather ready and have shoemaker come to make out shoes.
Page 20, Milestones, garden, crops,
…After sugar making, came planting, the care of the garden and crops.
…We had lots of apples, gathered in the fall, stored in the cellar.
…Some apples went to the mill for cider, some into apple sauce.
…Mother made cherry, plum, currant preserves.
…In the fall we knitted.
…We wore woolen stocking and socks in the winter.
…We made our own dresses, hand stitching.
Page 21, Milestones, butter, cheese,
…Mother made good butter and cheese, often selling some.
…With the work done at the appointed time, we made time for church work, spelling matches, singing schools, and sometimes a social.
…But our home/farm was a place to live, not just to sleep.
Page 22, Milestones, My
…Munson had to leave the farm when father moved us back from the Inn.
…Munson buried 2ch while on the farm.
…They had 2 more, Edward (Wm. Edwin, b.abt1843-d.abt.1852) & Myra.
…Munson moved to Massena.NY (abt.1845) when Myra (b.abt1845) was a baby.
…Aurelia (b.1847Feb23) and a twin were born in Massena.
…Munson’s wife, Hannah Merriam began to fail (d.1847/Massenaj.NY).
Page 23, Milestones, Munson’s wf died,
remarried, moved to Fayette.Co.IA.
…Hannah wanted mother to take the twin left, Aurelia home with her.
…Edward stayed with Munson, farming near Massena.
…Munson came back to South Hero in the fall.
…Phebe returned to Massena with Munson.
…Munson, not knowing what else to do, married Marinda Young.
…The next summer, Munson came and took Aurelia back to Massena.
…When Aurelia was 11-12, she spend two winters at South Hero with us,
…..(1858/59, just before Helmer died, & before Margaret and her mother moved to Fayette.IA).
…Munson would move to his final farm in Windsor.Twp, a few miles west of West.Union.IA.
…Aurelia spend a little time with us at Fayette before Munson died, and she married.
Page 24, Milestones, My young
womanhood, school, siblings.
…We had 7months of school during the year.
…In the fall se often had a select school at the Academy, a little way from the hotel.
…We would meet the older students from the 4 public schools of the township, sometimes from across the lake.
…Juliet, Phebe, Wm were older, going to socials.
…Phebe laughed at Juliet about ‘Little Hoyt’ taking a shine to her.
…Phebe would marry Hiram Hoyt and move to Fayette.Co.IA.
…The fall before I was 16 (Fall1850), Phebe (age20) and I attended the Academy near the Inn.
…Winslow Stearns was the teacher, a few days later he was visiting Phebe at our home, he was courting Phebe.
Page 25, Milestones,
Winslow Stearns marries
Phebe, pioneers Lima.IA, Apr1951.
…Winslow Stearns wanted to marry Phebe and take her west, to Iowa.
…They were married the next spring, Sunday April 5 (1851).
…Apr1851, Winslow & Phebe Kent Stearns left for Lima.IA area.
…Juliet and Hiram Hoyt were married 1854Feb22. They also went to Fayette.Co.IA.
…Wm and I were the only ones left at home.
…Wm married Julia Ann Hoyt, 1854Sep20.
…They came to live with us, as Wm was really running the farm at the time.
…Father could not see well enough to do much.
…The winter of 1855/56, I attended school at Essex/Junction.VT (on the mainland abt25mi SE of South.Hero).
…When I returned little Gertrude, Wm/Julia’s dau had been born, 1856Jan19.
Page 26, Milestones,
William in 1858, moved
to farm west of West.Union.IA, in Windsor.Twp,.
…Gertie has less than a year disappeared and when to a house a quarter mile down the road.
…Julia had been there with Gertie the day before.
…Wm’s little Addison was b.1857Oct25.
…Spring1858, William moved to West.Union.IA area.
…Father had sold all the farm below the road to Wm, so when Wm sold, that left us with the upper part on the west side of the street.
Page27, Milestones, Helmer Kent dies
Spring1858; Spring1859, Margaret & mother
go to Fayette.IA.
…Father Helmer died summer (1958July18) after William (age19) (Spring1859) left for Iowa. Mother & I left alone.
…We buried him in the churchyard by little Warren & others of our loved ones.
...In fall, I left for Burlington.VT (1858Sept) to take painting lessons.
…Cousin Mary Ann Landon stayed with mother (Samantha Fletcher), while she settled the estate.
…1859Spring, mother sold out, we came to Fayette.IA (I was 22, mother 64).
…We took some furniture with us, wished more.
…I have learned to love Iowa but nothing has taken the place in my heart of my Island Home.
…My children, I shall never be able to take you all there.
Page30, Milestones, Part II, My First Years In Iowa, Getting to Iowa, College Days and Marriage
…Luther Pixley took us to Milton.VT, then we took the train for Burlington.VT.
…Took boat down Lake Champlain to Whitehall, to Niagara Falls, into Canada, into Michican to Lake Michigan, then across to Milwaukee.WI.
…It was a hot day when we reached Prairie du Chien, WI.
…We crossed the Mississippi to McGregor, stayed in hotel, small room, no window, mother had candle lit, hunting bedbugs during night.
May1859, arrived in Fayette.Co.IA,
brothers/sisters, I start college..
…Next morning, took the stage to West.Union.IA. Friends waiting, we stayed with (my sister & her husband) Julia and Hiram Hoyt (Hiram Burr Hoyt 1830/Fairfield.Co.CT-1906/Allamakee.Co.IA & Juliette Ann Kent 1832/Grand.Isle.Co.VT-1875/Farm 2mi N of West.Union.IA).
…My brother William Kent and wife Julia Ann Hoyt were their neighbors (William E.Kent 1827/Grand.Isle.Co.VT-1907/West.Union.IA x Julia Addison ‘Ann’ Hoyt 1832/Fairfield.Co.CT-1918/West.Union.IA).
…My brother Munson Kent (1820/Grand.Isle.Co.VT-1868/Windsor.Twp, Fay.Co.IA) lived three miles west of West.Union (in Windsor.Twp).
…My sister Phebe Kent (1830/Grand.Isle.Co.VT-1915/Fayette.IA) and husband Winslow Stearns (1825/Chittenden.Co.VT-1889/Farm 1+mi N of Lima, Fay.Co.IA), settled a mile plus other side of Lima.
…Carrie Kent (b.1859May22/Dover.Twp, Fay.Co.IA, dau of Wm. Kent & Julia Hoyt) was abt 2wks old.
…NOTE: Margaret Fletcher Kent & mother Samantha nee Fletcher Kent arrived at West.Union.IA by stage early May1859.
…While staying with Juliet & Hiram I became all broken out with fleas. If as bad down at Fayette, where I was expecting to enter college, I would go back east.
…We spent the summer visiting among my brothers and sister’s farms.
…Fall of 1859, I started college at Fayette, the college was only the one Seminary limestone building.
…The south half of the 3rd floor was the women’s dormitory, the north half was the men’s.
…The college campus was fenced (wooden rails) with steps over the fence rather than gates.
Page32, Milestones, 1859June, mother
buys a house in Fayette.IA
…The chapel on the north end of 1st floor was also used for M.E. Church services.
…About mid-June 1859, mother told me to look for a place/house in Fayette She did not want to raise another family, nor see her girls work so hard on the farms.
…We bought Mr. Cole’s place on the NE corner of State/North, two blocks north of the Seminary.
…I had trouble with the colloquialisms of the west.
…Winter of 1858/1860, our group of young folks visited Lyman Drake from Colchester.VT, by bob-sled pulled by two teams of horses. Will Lakin had frozen ears before we left. It was bitter cold.
Page33, Milestones, quite college
…We met Will Warner & sister and Stella Griswold. The girls stayed with Stella, and came back to Fayette the next day after diner.
…Summer 1860, we went to see Jane, who married Victor Adams, in Oshkosh.WI. They had lived at South Hero, Milton, and other places in VT. Their children, Geo, Charles, Eliza, Wm, Henry, Sophronia, Augusta, Victor, Jennie.
…Winter of 1860-1861, Margaret was very sick. Mother accompanied by JulieAnn & dau Carrie returned to VT. They returned early Spring 1861, just after the ice had gone out.
…I had been working hard in school, I was put in Greek a year ahead of where I belonged, there being no class work I wished.
…Trying to keep up my health failed. I was obliged to quite college, Spring1861.
Page 34, Milestones,
mother died 1861May, history of
Grand View Cemetery
…May1861, mother became sick and died from pneumonia. We buried her in Grand View Cem at Fayette, as none of us could take her back to Grand.Isle.
…Summer 1862 Juliet & I planted a white rose on mother’s grave that still lives in 1930.
…In 1853, while passing the hill from the Volga River bottoms to the west, Robert Alexander’s 14yr old dau Martha (1839-1853) declared, “What a beautiful place that would be for a cemetery. When I die, I want to be buried there.” Martha Alexander died shortly after and became the first burial in Grand View Cem, 1853.
…I field all alone after mother died. She had will me the house, furniture and lots.
…But I was not alone, for Jason was here and he proposed that we be married. He had one more year in school. I could not remain alone.
Page 35, Milestones,
marriage to Jason Paine 1861.
…Mary Hackett attended school and stayed with me until school was out. I began to get things ready for marriage in the summer.
…Jason Paine and I were married 1861Jul24, at my sister Juliet (Hiram) Hoyt’s farm just north of West.Union.
…Next day went to brother Munson’s farm west of West.Union and back to Fayette on Sat. night.
…In Aug1861, we went back to the Hiram/Juliet Hoyt farm just NE of West.Union.
… Jason worked for Hiram during haying and harvest. He was an especially good binder..
Page 36, Milestones, tough years, Jason and John Clough graduated from UIU, 1862Spring.
…When college opened in the Fall1861, we returned to Fayette.
…After Ft.Sumter surrendered 1861Apr13, and during the summer and fall, the Civil War was the great event of the time.
…A number of students and townsmen enlisted and went with CoF of the 3rd Iowa Infantry. Jacob Abernethy was the first to enlist from Fayette.Co. Others were Col. Aaron Brown and James Lakin.
…Others with the 12th Iowa; David B. Henderson who was in college (UIU’s Henderson Library), Irwin Comstock.
…Captain Wm Warner was a senior Fall1861 when he enlisted, and was captured at Shiloh, and died in prison.
…Dr. Charles C. Parker served 6m as a surgeon until taken sick. He was at the battle of Shiloh.
…All the young ladies worked on a flag for the companies.
…1861 was a sad year.
…Winter of 1861/1862, the college wanted an art teacher. I taught a class in painting. I loved to paint so the work was pleasant and profitable.
…May1862, First full collegiate dept. class graduation at UIU, 2 students; Jason Lee Paine and John Clough
…John Clough went to India as a Baptist missionary and was very successful, being the first of many missionaries out of UIU.
Sept1862, Jason was appointed an M.E.
charge (circuit) in Dakota Territory.
…1862EarlySept, Jason went to M.E. conference and was appointed to a ‘charge’ in western Iowa and southwestern Dakota Territory.
NOTE: M.E. Conference: A regional geographical division. Conference meeting: clergy members and a lay member(s) from each ‘charge.’ Charge: one or more churches served by a minister under appointment by the regional bishop.
…The New Ulm massacre had occurred just before conference (1862Aug18, New.Ulm in SW Minnesota, Sioux uprising against the white invasion).
…To go to Dakota Territory, we bought a light covered wagon, packed a box and one trunk.
…We packed our other things in the parlor, and rented the rest of the house on the NE corner of State/North.
…1862Sept29, wagon packed, horses hitched, we headed west.
…Jason’s father Cortez and Uncle Arnold went a ways with us.
…In Jason’s journal he wrote, “it is hard to leave my parents who are aged and infirm.” His mother was 41 and father 51, considered old at an earlier age than now (1930).
…We only went 7mi the first day, as it was starting to drizzle. We stopped at a farm house. The woman was home, the husband off threshing.
…This was a place that lost many children of diphtheria.
Page38, Milestones, traveling west,
trouble crossing sloughs.
…We left in the morning after biscuits and sorghum.
…The first Sunday we spent at D.C.Young’s home, brother of Marinda, brother of Munson’s wife.
…Our wagon was pulled by Queen and the old Jim.
…Near Boone.Co, we had trouble crossing some sloughs getting the wagon suck in mud.
…We had unhitched the horses and started walking, mounting them to cross a sough.
…We had to leave out wagon/goods on the prairie until returning.
…We went on to the place we were supposed to spend the night..
Page 39, Milestones, wagon repaired, find a cabin for the night.
…The next morning the men got the wagon out of the mud, fixed it enough to bet to Boonsboro for repairs.
…We were told places for M.E. preachers/folks to stay along trails were called Methodist Hotels.
…I would rather go to a regular hotel. Jason’s folks offered a M.E.Hotel in OH & WI so he thought it alright.
…We expected to get to Boonsboro (pre Boone) that night
…Jason was blue, regretting bringing me out there to be eating by wolves, killed by Indians.
…We found a family with a double cabin, had a clean bed, towel, pillow case and fresh chicken.
Page 40, Milestones, traveling
prairie to Boone.
…We had to ford the Des Moines River at a bad location called ‘purgatory.’
…It was beautiful up/down the river
…We traveled over prairie, uphill and downhill.
…Always on the alert and looking for Indians at the top of every hill.
…I cannot remember all the town along the way.
Page 41, Milestones,
…The last week we traveled with Bro Risher the 35mi from Jefferson to Denison without seeing a house.
…The news of the New.Ulm.MN massacre had excited everyone, and Denison was on guard with men patrolling the town.
…After Denison we fell in with Bro. LaMonte’s folks who was a Presiding Elder or Dist. Supt.
…Before we reached Ft.Brule, due to news the Sioux were coming, everybody fled.
…It was said there was not a white left from Yankton to where they took refuge in Sioux.City.
…Everyone just left their work as it was and fled.
Page 42, Milestones,
arrived in Woodbury.Co.IA.
…The next morning we started out from Denison very cautiously but saw no Indians.
…Bro. LaMonte had a gun and revolver, Jason a revolver.
…Jason practiced until riding full gallop, he could shoot without missing.
…The prairie grass (big and little bluestem) was often so high a man on horse could tie it over his head.
…There would not be a house in sight for hours.
…1862Oct16, we reached Bro. LaMonte’s place in Woodbury.Co, abt. 25mi from Sioux City.
Dakota Territory, Ft.Brule
…Jason rested a day then went up into the (Dakota) Territory.
…I stayed with the LaMont’s.
…1862Oct18, Jason reached Elk Point that night (abt. 30mi up the Missouri River, NW of Sioux.City)
Page 43, Milestones,
preaching and cabin at
…Jason peached an Elk Point Sat1862Oct18, in a bar room, the pulpit a barrel of rum.
…That afternoon he went the 6mi north to Brule Creek, finding several M.E. members.
…The next day they built us a log house part of the completion of the fort.
…Two sides of the fort were log houses, with stables on another side, high posts driven into the ground on the fourth side.
…The fort was never completed, there were openings at the corners, gates never made.
…1862MidNov, we moved into our cabin. The roof was thatched prairie grass.
…There was a hole in the ground, reached by a trap door.
…Two windows; attic/loft had a hole that overlooked the Big Sioux River.
…Some good brother put several bushes of potatoes in for us.
…Another living a mile out brought us some little fishes. They lived all summer on fish without salt.
…Jason preached at Brule Creek (Ft.Brule) one Sunday, going to Vermillion or Yankton the next.
…Yankton was 15+mi NW, up the Missouri; Yankton another 30+mi.
…Jason make some of our furniture, a cupboard, bookcase, study table. We were give an high post bedstead or red cedar.
Page 44, Milestones,
Yankton, Vermillion, Ft. Randall,
…To travel from Yankton to Vermillion, one had to cross Jim River by ferry.
…I went with Jason once.
…Sometime Jason went up to Ft.Randall, where he found soldiers and Indians.
…Ft. Randall was another 60-70 miles NW of Yankton; 125+/-mi from Ft.Brule.
…1862LateNov, Jason made a trip to Yankton.
…The 1st Territorial Legislature was in session.
…Yankton was full of politicians and office seekers.
…1862Nov29, Jason wrote in his journal, that when he went to see his team (members), while in the bar room waiting for Mr. Frisbie, a good appearing, intelligent looking, fashionably dressed half-breed stepped up and inquired my name. He replied his was Picotte (Pe’-kot), and asked me to drink. I told him I never drank. He approached a number times and was drunk. He later apologized when finding Jason was a minister.
Page 45, Milestones, 1862,
chaplain for 1st
Dakota Legislature, wrote university charter, contracted life-long eye infection.
…The half-breed was known as Charley White Horse, seemed one of the proprietors of Yankton.
…He was instrumental in making Jason Chaplain of the House of Representatives, 1862Dec03.
…Jason was away from Ft.Brule the rest of the time the Legislature was in session.
…At the close he was given $15 for his services as chaplain.
…During that time he wrote the charter for the State University of Vemillion.
…While chaplain in Yankton, 1862Nov) he had trouble with his eyes, which were very bad part of the time.
….NOTE: Nov1862, is when Jason would contract a severe and re-occurring eye infection, and perhaps an overall body infection often manifesting in boils, over much of his remaining life, i.e. suspicion a strain of Staph aureus, bz/2017.
…He stayed in Yankton longer then he would have done due to his eyes.
Page 46, Milestones, Jason
blind upon return to cabin at Ft.Brule.
…When he got home, he was blind. It was like a knife to me as my father was blind when I was little.
…The inflammation in his eyes was dreadful, the pain intense.
…We put ice and scraped potatoes on his eyes. We did everything we could think of.
…The inflammation yielded in several days, but pimples and a big sty appeared.
…His eyes recovered, apparently as well as ever.
…While Jason was at Yankton, I stayed at Brule.
Page 47, MIlestones
…I taught, entertained and cared for Brule children while Jason was gone.
Page 48, Milestones,
a dinner at Ft.Brule.
…The post office was kept by a family living away from the fort. Their two little boys brought me mail.
…Mr. Frisbie, our legislature, wife, baby visited. I knew they came for dinner.
…I had some fresh pork, potatoes, made a johnny-cake with one egg, had some preserves brought from Iowa, small piece of butter.
…While at Ft.Brule, we were given rations of meat and rice.
Page 49, MIlestones
…Margaret describes being concerned about Indians.
Page 50, Milestones
…Major Pattee could not promise protection of settlers.
…News of Indians’ actions became more grave.
…1863April, Bro. LaMonte brought an offer to teach across the Missouri River in Woodbury.Co.IA.
…Jason accepted the offer, but was still to preach up-country as often as possible.
…We packed & sent out goods to Woodbury, late Apr1863.
…I went down to Woodbury, while Jason styed up-country, going over his preaching places again.
…We rented a house.
…LaMonte ended up prejudicing the circuit against Jason.
Page 51, Milestones,
1863Aug03, little Eddie
born at Woodbury.
…School at Woodbury opened at once. Called an Academy, two rooms, young girl taught lower dept.
…Hattie Philips came from Brule, worked for board helping me, went to school.
…1863Aug03, little Eddie was born in Woodbury.Co.IA.
…A dear baby, golden hair, light complexion, blue eyes, I almost gave my life for him.
…In the Fall 1863 with Jason off to a teacher’s meeting, I experienced a prairie fire coming fast;
…Some men got it stopped, we were safe.
Page 52, Milestones,
…A man knocked on the door one day to warn us of seeing Indians going down the Missouri.
…There had been issues other times.
…The mud on the Missouri bottom was terrible. Wagons would go with mud up to the hubs.
Page 53, Milestones, measles
…The Missouri was muddy and treacherous.
…Winter 1863/1864, there was a terrible scourge of measles all over the country.
…I never had measles and was very sick with them.
Page 54, Milestones,
Little Eddie dies
1864Feb05, in Woodbury.Co.IA.
…Poor little Eddie, breathed his last from measles, they did not ‘come out.’
…I washed, dressed him.
…Jason put Eddie in his little zinc lined coffin, I paced cotton around him.
…The coffin was soldered up by a man from Sioux.City.
…We buried Eddie on a lot near the Woodbury house.
…We planned on taking Eddie back to Fayette in the Spring1864.
…Eddie was our first born.
…My arms ached from emptiness, out hears from loneliness.
1864Spring/Early Summer, Trip back to our home in Fayette.IA
Page 55, Milestones, HOMEWARD BOUND
(Fayette), Early Spring, 1864.
…Early Spring1864, Jason was expected to teach both dept’s (age groups) for the same salary.
…We were not sorry when school closed and we could start home to Fayette.
…Sold furniture, packed rest in a box. Had sold colt Jim, so bought another horse to go with Queen.
…When packed we took up little Eddie’s coffin.
…We started late so only a short way the first day.
…Second day, ~25mi to Mapleton.IA.
…Third day, ~25mi to Ida.Grove.IA., where we found soldiers from Ft.Randall, off on furlough.
…Jason knew some of the soldiers. Bro LaMonte was there and going back.
…Fourth day, ~35mi to Sac.City.IA, packed with soldiers, told us no place to stay for next 25mi.
…Soldiers told us to try Twin Lakes ~20mi..
Page 56, Milestones,
Early Summer 1864, on the way home.
…The weather was bad on the way to Twin Lakes.
…Three rooms of soldiers came in just ahead of us.
….We were in the dry and had plenty to eat.
…Our poor horses, they had no cover other than out of the wind.
…The Inn keeper would not sell us any hay although he had plenty.
…Jason with another man slipped out and fed the horses.
…He told the man the next morning, paid him.
…After supper we climbed a ladder from the kitchen to a room above.
…The soldiers like slept on the floor down stair.
…The next day was sunny, we had breakfast & left for Ft.Dodge ~30mi.
…Jason not seeing the new road took the old one.
…Trying to cross a slough, the horses went down.
…We had to unhitch, take the horses across, then rope the wagon over.
…It seemed we went one slough into another, even on top of the hills
…Note: Native Iowa was 70+% wet/tall grass prairie, the western ¾ higher.
Page 57, Milestones,
we reach Fayette.
…Jason would get out, walk across the sloughs, picking the most solid place.
…I was supposed to be the drive.
…But old Queen watched Jason, following him, I could not guide her.
…Queen was so tired, her head down toward the last.
…In sight of Ft.Dodge on Sat, her head came up, she hurried on.
…We rested Sunday, I found Mrs. Ingram lived there, I visited her.
…Mon, we started out, going through Webster City ~30mi, Iowa Falls ~40mi.
…Sat, in 6 days we reached Cedar Falls ~45mi.
…The roads were terrible, fifty sloughs in sight at one time.
…Tues, we reached Fairbanks.IA ~25mi, the team was tired out from bad roads/soughs.
…Jason hired help. We hitched to his buggy, his team to our wagon, the rest of the way to Fayette ~25mi.
…We anxiously looked for familiar sights, nearing Fayette.
…Finally College Hill (hill top in Grandview.Cem area, leading down to Fayette valley).
...Then the top of the old Main Hall (Seminary building, only building at that time).
…In the buggy, we were ahead of the wagon.
…We unloaded the wagon, placed little Eddie’s casket on the porch, made burial arrangements.
1864Summer/Fall, Living in Fayette.IA
Page 58, Milestones, Summer> Fall1864,
Fayette > ministry at Lowden.IA.
…We buried little Eddie in Grandview Cem at Fayette.
…We moved into the house mother left me, as it was empty now.
…I taught a painting class that summer at the College.
…Jason was not very well, helping his father Cortex in the nursery business, working at other things as he could.
…Another Infantry Co. was being formed, the war was not over.
…Jason was appointed to go as chaplain but by the time papers arrived, he was so poorly they would not take him.
…Fall, he went to conference.
…Upon returning Jason found me very sick with typhoid fever.
…We had been assigned a ‘circuit’ at Loudon/Lowden, Cedar.Co.IA.
1864LateFall to 1866EarlySpring, M.E. Ministry, Lowden, Cedar.Co.IA.
Page 59, Milestones, Part 3, The
Parsonage & The Family, Lowden, winter
…Jason looked over the Lowden Church ground, preached, came back to Fayette.
…After I recovered from typhoid, we moved to Lowden, Cedar.Co.IA.,
…We had a pleasant home, comfortably arranged.
…People were hospitable & generous, came in with flour, meal, meat, plum butter & other things.
Page 60, Milestones, eye trouble
again, Winter1864/65, at ministry at Lowden.IA
…Winter of 1864/65, Jason’s eye trouble/infection returned, he was very light sensitive.
…Finally went to an eye specialist in Chicago, but still could not use his eyes.
…Lincoln was assassinated 1865Apr15, Jason bandaged his eyes and preached.
…While Jason could not use his eyes I did many pastoral visits/duties for him.
Page 61, Milestones, Lowden 1865/66
…Jason joined the Masonic Lodge while at Lowden, a charter member of Wheaton’s Lodge.
…He would leave his membership at Wheaton as there were so few charter members.
…Lowden started a winter Sunday School until our 2nd year, 1865/66.
Page 62, Milestones, Winter1865/66,
…Summer of 1865, had a big corn crop, sold for 15c/bu, was burned instead of wood.
…Jason went to Chicago for treatment again.
Page 63, Milestones, Winter
1865/66, the 2nd winter in Lowden.
…A young man came to teach in Lowden the 2nd winter.
…We had him for diner. I urged him to convert. Years later at Cincinnati Conference he thank Jason for my part.
…He became Presiding Elder in a Western Conference, later Pres of Southern Methodist U. in Texas.
Page 64, Milestones,
Winter/Spring 1865/1866, left Lowden,
returned to Fayette to care for parents.
…Late winter 1865, Jason went to Fayette to see how his parents were getting along.
…Jason’s parents were well.
…He wanted me to go up to take care of them.
…I still has to read to Jason, but finally started to Fayette.
…I went by train, took the stage
…The roads were terrible.
…We overnighted at Strawberry.:Pt.
…I went on from Strawberry alone with a boy, green from the east.
…We were fine until Mr. Cruzan’s, whom we had gotten Queen from>
…He came to get us through the mud hole.
…I reached Fayette at last. It had been a hard trip.
…Jason arrived in 2-3wks. He had decided he could not get along without me, so packed up and left.
1866Summer to 1873, in Fayette.IA, 7yrs of infected eyes with limited vision.
Page 65, Milestones,
Seven years of clouded skies. Summer1866>
…We had a hard time that summer. Jason’s eyes bothered him and he had boils most of the summer.
…Mother Paine was not in good health.
…It was hard for me to do the work at Father Paine’s. There was so many steps.
…We could not get into our house, it was still rented until fall.
…I used to work until I could not go any longer, then lie down and read to Jason, so he got ready to pass his conference examinations again.
…His eyes were too bad to take an appointment.
…We had little money that summer, no money to buy things for the coming little one.
…We got a letter from Lowden with $20. The church paid the pastor and voted to give us what was left.
Page 66, Milestones, son Charles born,
Jason did odd jobs & County Auditor.
…1866Oct30, Charles was born.
…He had blues, not as blue as Eddie.
…I had so much to do, could not play with him as much, he was a good baby.
…Jason could see to get around but not read.
…He did what he could to make a living for us.
…For a time he the boot/shoe business with T. Fowels.
…Another time in furniture with Mr. Shoemaker.
…1869Spring, Hiram Hoyt came from West.Union, told us the County Supervisors had chosen Jason for County Auditor, to fill a vacancy until Fall1869.
…1869Summer, we moved to West.Union, and came back after the election Fall1869.
...1869/1870Winter, we spent in the mountains of TN, for Jason’s eyes.
Page 67, Milestones,
wintered 1869/70 in TN mountains for eyes.
…We read Charley’s books so much to him while in TN, he knew the stories by heart.
…We were careful not to have trouble with the locals in TN.
Page 68, Milestones, back from TN,
Jason teaching Latin/Greek.
…1870Spring, we went back to Fayette.
…I was not very strong, my back trouble me.
…Mrs. Barnard, they lived east of us, worried about me.
…1870/1871Winter, Jason taught Latin at the college.
…Mrs. Sarah Buckley Taintor and Dr. Rev. Daniel M. Parker were two of his students, and still living today/1930.
Page 69, Milestones, 1872 plans for
the RR through Fayette; of Jason and the RR cut.
…1872Sep02, Amy was born.
…Charley was delight with his little sister.
…He was always good to his sisters.
…By 1872 plans were being made for the RR to come to Fayette.
…Surveyors decided it would be best to run the track around the hill instead of cutting through it.
…They reported it too costly to go through the hill with a cut.
…Jason did some figuring on cost, presenting it to the man in charge.
…Jason’s estimate was much less. Jason’s figures were checked.
…It was decided to make the cut as a result of Jason’s work.
…In a way, Jason was responsible for the railroad cut near Fayette, 60’ high, a quarter mile long.
…Jason obtained a job furnishing piling timbers for the RR.
…Being unable to see much, he described what he wanted to a land owner, then mark the tree.
Page 70, Milestones, 1873 with eyes
improved, went to M.E. Conference.
…1873Jan, Jason & Bro. Fall went to Cresco, Howard.C.IA, looking for piling trees.
…A rapid blizzard caught them in the area for day, drifts to the top of telegraph poles,
…It was very bad at Fayette, no mail for 4wks
…I was worried, finally Jason came on the first train down.
…1873Spring, a man came to Fayette selling eyecups, explaining their use, working.
…Jason tried an eyecup, throughout the summer, by fall his eyes had improved.
…1873Fall, with eyes improved, Jason decided to take work in the M.E. Conference again.
…1873Summer, Amy had a sick spell.
Page 71, Milestones, assigned a charge
…1873Fall, At conference Jason was appointed a charge at Postville.
…Sunday after conference he was in Postville preaching.
…The parsonage was in bad shape.
Page 72, Milestones, Postville
…It was difficult living and getting things done without living quarters.
....We finally got the house cleaned
…Henry Allen, a colored man, who had worked for us in Fayette, came one day.
…We got Henry to stay and help us.
…Henry cleaned the cellar, we had to fight rats and bedbugs.
Page 73, Milestones,
enjoyed our 3yrs in Postville,
…After a few weeks several people came with donations for us.
…We were told the house never looked so good.
…The story had gone around that Bro. Smith had provoked the Conference so they sent Postivlle an old blind man to get even.
…They found we were different than they thought.
…Things grew pleasanter.
…The 3yrs (Fall1873>1876) we spent in Postville were among the most enjoyable spent in the ministry.
Page 74, Milestones,
Winter1874/1875, Postville, family/relatives.
…Second winter,1874/1875, a note came Juliet had pneumonia and was serious.
…We had heavy snow, I took the first train available, taking Amy along.
…Juliet lived only a few days after I arrived, we had been so close, it was hard.
…Juliet left 3ch, Ella, Florence, Elbert.
…Ella married Ed Sears, had 2dau, Edith & Florence.
…Florence married Joseph Andrews, had 1dau Edna.
…Elbert married Margaret Smith, had 4ch, FredH, Agnes, Philip, Eugene.
...Ella & Florence are now dead.
…Summer1875, we held concerts of temperance & missionary nature given by the children.
…They became so popular the Baptist Ch. Joined us.
Page 75, Milestones,
1876Fall, Postville >
…Summer1876, I was miserable most of the time.
…Mr. Wells went house to house selling ice cream, a new thing then.
…1876Aug04, Louie was born.
…1876Fall, after Conference we were moved to Cresco, Howard.Co.IA.
…We were sorry to leave Postivlle.
Page 76, Milestones, leaving
…We had memories of many families.
Page 77, Milestones,
Cresco Fall1876 >
…They rented a house for us at Cresco that was a little better than at Postville.
…Winter1876/77, diphtheria left hardly a child in Postville that winter.
…Jason held temperance services every Sunday at Cresco.
…Jason procured services of Orson Crissey of Fayette to act as liquor detective.
Page 78, Milestones, Cresco,
…The temperance ladies wanted the solons closed.
…Papers were given the sheriff, who seized liquor at the solons and druggists.
…A large amount of liquor was seized.
…The trials were held, excitement ran high.
Page 79, Milestones, Cresco
…Jason brought speakers in, kept meetings going during the trials.
…Things quieted down, but Jason was advised not to go around along at night.
…Cresco still did not have an open salon in 1927.
Page 80, Milestones, Cresco
…While at Cresco, we began to hear of the telephone and phonograph.
…AbtJul1877, we went to Florenceville.IA to visit Mrs. Barnard’s people.
Page 81, Milestones, Cresco,
…In Cresco, we renewed acquaintance with Bro Fall’s people.
…He was the local preacher near Cortez/Silva Paine when in WI.
…Jason had no siblings, the 4 Fall dau’s no brothers, adopted him.
…Another friendship was the Simonds, a Cresco teacher.
…When he died his wife came to Fayette to educate the 3 younger children.
Page 82, Milestones, Cresco,
…Mrs. Simonds became affiliated with Fayette, the town and UIU.
…Son Geo attended West.Pt, served on Gen. Pershing’s staff in WW1.
…Mildred Simonds, the older dau, lived with an Uncle in WI, was missionary in India 25yr.
…When in Fayette, Mildred makes her home with us.
…Katie Simonds graduated in Louie’s UIU class.
Page 83 Milestones,
Cresco to Monticello,
Fall1878 > 1880Fall
…Cresco was a hard place for me. I had two babies.
…Louie Belle (b.1876Aug04/Postville.IA) was a baby and sick much of the time.
…Louie was only 22m when Margaret was born (b.1878June15/Cresco.IA).
…Margaret was not sick like Amy and Louie had been.
…We did not have a hired girl.
…Amy was a big help when I was so sick and busy.
…We moved that fall to Monticello (Fall of 1878)
…Nice parsonage on church yard.
…Amy started school Spring of 1879; was placed in 2nd grade as could already read.
Page 84, Milestones
…The church voted to hold a camp-meeting Summer1879, across river, N of town
…Louie as a cute little girl with yellow curls and sweet smile (age 3+).
…Abt. Sept1879, Louie complained of being tired, developed fever, concerned fatal.
…Louie was a long time getting well.
…Jason had not been to Fayette to see his folks since Fall1879.
…Message came his father Cortez died 1880Jan06.
…Mother Paine, 60y, came back to Monticello to live with us.
Fall 1880, Jason ended his ministry
charge due to health.
…Jason’s health was very poor Summer of 1880.
…Felt could not preach any longer
…Likely the long strain of the sore eyes.
…It was also hard to move around with his mother.
…At Conference (late summer 1880), Jason superannuated.
…We came back to the house in Fayette my Mother gave me.
…That ended our itinerancy (ministry),1880Fall.
Part IV, Farming and Schooling, we start again.
Page 87Milestones, back in Fayette.
…It seemed strange to be settling in Fayette again.
…We now have four children.
…Amy doing fancy work/quilting, cooking, 8y, in graded school.
…Charles. 13+y, started in the Preparatory dept. of the college.
…Louie, abt4y, now very proper and studious.
Page 88, Milestones, in Fayette,
…Many of our friends had left Fayette.
…I was slow to get acquainted very fast.
…It did seem good to be back amount my own people (relatives near West.Union/Lima).
…Juliet was gone. I continued to miss her.
…Phebe was still near Lima. We frequently see each other. Her ch/gch all in CA.
…Orville had married Anna Payne; their ch. Ethel & Kittle.
…Aurelia was recovering from severe illness; had been in bed 3y.
…Genia married Joshua Davis; ch. Bessie, Gertrude, Kenneth.
…Wm & Julia Ann still on farm near West.Union, had 6ch, youngest Cora in Chicago.
…Addison married Clara McCleary.
…Gertrude married John Shaw; 2ch Herbert, Muriel.
…Later Carrie married John Blunt.
…Hardy Married Grace Tylor; ch Karl, Phyllis.
…Herbert married Mary Wright from South Hero; ch Florence.
Page 89, Milestones,
Winter 1880/1881, in Fayette.
…Winter of 1880/1881, first back in Fayette, was a very stormy winter.
…RR’s often clocked for days.
…Late spring 1881, Amy came down with whooping-cough, about time school out.
…We thought Charles and Amy had it in Postivlle abt 1876.
…No mistake this time, old fashioned whooping cough.
…Soon the other three were coughing too.
…Doctor thought vaccination might reduce the seriousness.
…It was a hard summer 1881 for all of us.
…Fall1881, John R. Mott, who played with Charles in Postville, came to Fayette for college.
Page 90, Milestones, 1882, in Fayette.
…John Mott’s mother had heard Upper Iowa never turned out infidels.
…John was with Charles and at our house a lot.
…Jason helped John with a debate as he had never won.
…Jason was a very good debater and teacher.
…John gave Jason credit for keeping him in school, going on to gain quite a reputation as an UIU debater.
…Spring 1882, Prohibitory amendment campaign in Iowa opened.
…Jason very active in making prohibition speeches.
…Prof. H.E. Hurd work with him a lot if the time.
…1882Jun27, amendment carried by 30k, later declared unconstitutional (Note: several hundred of the pioneer Iowa brewers and distillers were forced out of business with the loss of local markets for barley, rye, other grains, hops and supporting craftsmen as coopers, sawyers, millers.)
…Thomas Hunt moved into the house east of us (my ggUncle, bz/2017).
…They had a girl and boy that played with Margaret and Louie.
Page 91, Milestones,
The Barber Boys,
1882Sept, Margaret’s account.
…Alice Hunt & Margaret were childhood/adult friends.
…I helped Mrs. Hunt do a painting of Lake Como.
…1882SeptLate, all of Iowa was excited over the shooting of Marion Shepard by the Barber Boys.
…..The Barber brothers had been stealing horses and Mr. Shepard, acting a deputy sheriff, had tried to arrest them (in Wadena). The shooting occurred near Lima (in Wadena) and of course the whole country side was aroused. Jason came back up to the farm from Fayette the day following the shooting and said there was a crowd stating out to hunt the Barbers, and he was going with them. But the horse he rode was lame and Charles was allowed to go in his stead. Charles was only 15 and too young for such an experience, but he went. This crowd started out east of Fayette and Charles rode with George Whitley. As they separated each crowd was to take a certain direction and report later at Grannis’ Mill (in Grannis Hollow, 3mil E of Fayette). As the two rode along Grannis’ Hollow, Mr. Whitley kept telling Charles to look for tracks.
Page 92, Milestones,
The Barber Boys, 1882/1883
…..Finally they saw the fresh tracks of two horses going off into the brush. It was decided that Mr. Whitley would stay there and watch while Charles went for the rest. Charles had just reached the others when George Penrod came up and said the Barber ad been seen off south of town. Without waiting to investigate the tracks, they all started off. Later, the two horses that the Barbers had been riding were found within10min from the tracks in Grannis Hollow. They decided that the false report had been given to help the fugitives.
…..The Barbers made their escape and spent the winter in Oklahoma. The next summer came back and hid in the marshes east of Sumner, where their sister lived (just south of Randalia). She probably furnished them with food. When it got cool again they were driven to cover and stopped for supper one night at a farm-house near Waverly. The farmer recognized them and signaled his wife to be slow in preparing the meal. Then he began scolding his sons for some carelessness and sent them to repair the damage. As he followed the boys out the doors to give final instructions, he sent them to the neighbors for help. They finally succeeded in taking both Barbers but one of the farmers was killed. The Barbers were taken to the county jail at Waverly but a mob took them from the jail and hung them. They were buried in Dunham Grove Cemetery. Charles said not long ago, that in the few days following the shooting of Mr. Shepard, the streets of Fayette looked like the pictures of the ‘Wild West.’ The horseback riders were all armed for fighting.
Page 93, Milestones, we decide to move
from town to a farm.
…1883Summer, I saw Luther Waterbury again, family friends.
…Irwin Comstock was also a neighbor of ours.
…There are only a few families left in Fayette, when I came here.
…1883Summer, Charles hurt his ankle when we went to Lima, on crutches at the start of college.
…1884Winter, we decided to move to one of the farms Jason had bought earlier.
…We thought we could at least make enough to live on.
Page 94, Milestones, we
move to the farm
1mi NW of Fayette, Spring1884.
…1884March, We rented the house in town.
…We decided on the 130a farm 1mi NW of Main.St, Fayette.
…It would be easier for the children to attend a good school as still in the Fayette district.
…The farm house was in bad shape when renters left.
…Someone had to be there to care for the stock.
…We loaded a few things, taking a woman to help.
…The hogs were out, the back door had a dog opening cut in it.
…We fixed the house up as best possible and went back to town.
…Jason and Amy were left at the farm to carry on.
Page 95, Milestones,
…The farm house had 4 rooms downstairs, the chambers were not done off.
…Two rooms about 15ft sq, a bedroom and dining/living room.
…A little bedroom 8x8.
…The long room 8x20 was our kitchen.
…The house was very crowded & uncomfortable.
…And there were bedbugs!
…But, oh the sunsets!
Page 96, Milestones,
…The house was on 40a known as the Blaisdale place.
…The 40a west, once had a house at ‘Furry Corner,’ but was gone by that time.
…The Bouie 20a was farther west had a lot of native timber.
…There had been a lot of grubbing done the Bouie20.
…The first winter, 1894/1895, Jason put in a furnace.
…It would take too many stoves to heat the house, and more affordable.
…Across from the west 40, was the woods pasture where we kept the cattle.
…The Bouie 20 was not a complete 20.
…Mr.Bouie had given the Catholics enough for a cemetery.
…He was living there when we moved to the farm.
…Mr. Bouie was quite a drinker and abusive to family.
…The neighbors got in trouble trying to scare him by stringing him up and letting him down.
Page 97, Milestones, 1885, kids and
…1885Winter, Charles (age19) stopped school at winter term.
…Amy13, Louie9, Margaret8 went to Fayette, eating with Gm. Paine at noon.
…We usually good the girls to school, while taking milk to the creamery.
…The girls would be late to school if we were delayed at the creamery.
…Sometimes Amy would drive old Jennie down.
…During the winter it was cold so early in the morning.
…Jason thought it too much, so I taught the 3 girls at home.
…The girls would help with morning work before lessons.
…I would get the outline from school to cover with the girls.
…In the spring the girls would pass the examination and go to the next grade.
…After they finished 8th grade work, we put them in the Preparatory Dept. at the College.
…1885Spring, we built an addition to the farm house.
…A kitchen, pantry, storeroom, plus room/closet for Grandma Paine.
…We had several spells of fixing the house.
…Sometimes we would hear the wolves howling at night near Furry corner.
…As the land was cleared they disappeared.
Page 98, Milestones, farm life, apples
and fruit, 1884/85.
…1884/1885, we had several apple trees when we moved to the farm, they died the first winter.
…1885Spring, we set out more apple trees, that winter 85/86, the rabbits girdled them.
…I sent one of the girls out with cloths soaked in grafting was, we saved the trees.
Page 99, Milestones, fruits, chickens.
…We put out currents and raspberries, they did well.
…We set out strawberries, Cumberland and Jesse.
…Jason fixed 1/5a of strawberries (abt 1888).
…It was hard making ends meet some years.
…The girls entered jellies at the fair and won some prizes/money.
…We raised chickens when at Monticello.
…We had some Houdans & Partridge Cochins both, raising Cochins to sell for breeding.
…We sold chickens and eggs.to locals and to the stores.
Page 100, Milestones, turkeys
…Our turkeys gave us the most trouble, the hens hiding their eggs.
…The chicks would get the ‘damps’ if getting out in the dew.
…One year they had sore eyes.
…Later in the season, the whole flock of 30-40 would go foraging.
…One year when prices down, we took 15 orders and dressed the turkeys.
Page 101, Milestones, farm work,
…We dressed them two days before Thanksgiving, it was a job.
…We saved the feathers, stripped the down for pillows that winter, the worst job we ever got into.
…Washing & scalding the 2-3 heavy 20lb milk cans was hard.
…The kitchen was hot in the summer, we had only a wood stove to cook on.
…Ironing was a long, hot job.
…We did not have electricity.
… 1888, after the big blizzard, Amy came home from the Preparatory Dept. Of UIU.
….That Sat, Amy broke out with measles and was very sick for a week.
…Measles were thick all over the country.
…That week, Charles, Louie, Margaret, the hired girl came down with them.
…Jason took care of the stock; Gm,Paine & I, were sick.
…After we built the barn, Margaret would drive the team putting the hay in the barn.
…Charles would work the fork at the wagon, Jason would generally mow.
Page 102, Milestones, farm life.
…The girls played a joke on Charles during haying.
…We had some calves in the lot near the house.
…The girls had the calf Leona pull them down the hill by her tail.
…In spite of the hard work there was some play, too.
…There were a lot of thing we would like to have had.
…But we had plenty to eat and were very comfortable.
Page 103, Milestone,
The Years Pass On
…Winter1885-1886, Charles (20y) taught in the Davis district, beyond Lima.
…I do not think he enjoyed teaching very much.
…Gm.Paine broke her arm that winter, going to the water barrel.
…After Cortez died 1880, Sivla lived with Jason/Margaret in Monticello, Fayette, & on the farm.
…We never had a cistern on the farm, only a water barrel.
…1887, Charles (21) got a job taking subscriptions for ‘The Homestead,’ an farming periodical.
…Charles worked in Fayette and nearby counties, later sent to fairs.
…He got $12/wk & expenses, often sending $10 home.
…For several years Charles worked for ‘The Homestead’ or other papers in the fall/winter, going to college in the spring.
…It was hard for him, he had to help with expenses and help on the farm.
…Charles graduated UIU, Spring 1892.
…Charles, 1893, attended Garret Biblical Institute at Evanston.IN, and became ordained.
Page 104, Milestones, 1887/1888
…1887/88, Winter/Spring, Amy (age16, taught common school out in Banks.Twp.
….It took half a day to get her.
…1889Spring, Amy (16) taught in Banks.Twp NW of Hawkeye, and Winter1889.1890.
…It would take a half day to visit Amy.
Of the Collins sisters Maranda & Susan:
…1866/1867, When Charles a baby, b.1866Oct30, Maranda Collins(1849-1873), a colored girl worked for us.
…Later, and when we lived in Monticello (Fall1876>1878Fall), her sister Susan Collins (1851-1940) helped me.
…Susan attended school at Fayette a number of terms. (Likely the Preparatory Dept. at UU, high school equivalent. She also attended in the 1880’s a term of the Normal Institute held at UIU to qualify, pass the test to teach in the Common/country schools, bz/2017)
…Many in the Fayette.Co area went to Dakota Territory for claims.
…Susan took up a claim near Huron, Beadle.Co.SD, abt. 60mi NW of Sioux.City.
…Susan proved up her claim, had a laundry business in Huron.
...Her father joined. She lived there a short time until her father died.
…She sold out and entered the Chicago Training School.
…Susan had wanted to be a missionary.
…I was surprised reading she had gone to a self-supporting mission in Angola, Africa , opened by Bishop William Taylor.
…Susan had always said she did not want to go to Africa.
…I wrote to her, learned she was badly in need of certain kinds of clothing.
Page 105, Milestones, Susan Collins,
back to Africa 1900-1920.
…We did not have much for her, about all we could do is make ends meet.
…We had Jennie and the buggy, wo we went around to friends, getting enough to fill a box.
…Later we sent her two more boxes.
…About 1900 Susan came home; the General Board refuses to send her back, she was older than they wanted.
…Susan spent the winter in California, where a branch of the Women’s Foreign Missionary Society sent her out again.
…She organized a girl’s school in Quessau, Africa, doing wonderful work until coming back in 1920.
…Second time returning to Africa, Susan had a salary, and her expenses were not great.
…She saved a little and sent it back to us for deposit and invest.
…After a while she asked Jason to buy her a little house and lot.
…Jason attended to renting Susan’s house while he was alive.
…Margaret looked after the house until Susan returned.
…After returning Susan had to accustomed herself to the many changes, as autos.
…One summer, Jason was returning from
collecting wild hay (prairie grass), Jennie the mare we had so long was taken
sick with colic (severe abdominal discomfort, inability to defecate).
…We lost Jenny, she was like family, and a serious financial loss. We buried her at the end of the farm’s garden.
Page 106, Milestones; rheumatism,
…We rented a horse from Mrs. Nichols.
…That spring 1892, Charles graduated, I had very painful rheumatism that lasted 5 months.
….Amy took care of me, Louie & Margaret did house work.
…It was their first time cooking for 7-8, having such responsibility.
…Amy got worn out taking care of me. My sister Phebe Stearns came a few days.
Page 107, Milestones
…For nearly 40yrs one of my dau’s has dressed my hair.
…Amy had started school/college but had to drop out after I got sick.
…Amy went back in the fall, stayed out that winter to teach, Amy graduated from UIU in the Spring.
…Amy taught High School since graduating.
…In 1904, Grandmother Paine’s sister Nancy and dau Emily came to visit, first since coming to Iowa.
Page 108, Milestones
…While in Postville, Jason purchased a buggy for work, that we also had on the farm.
…Finally we were able to get a second-hand carriage.
...We often had our children’s college friends out to the farm, when lonesome.
…Charles met Clara M. Brown of Chariton, Lucas.Co.IA, 50+mi SxSE of Des.Moines, while selling subscriptions.
Page 109, Milestones, Charles married
…Charles married Clara, Dec1895, at the farm where Charles worked that year.
…Their dau Miriam was born Oct1896, Jason’s ‘Granpa’s Ducky.’
…Their dau Collins came Nov1897.
…Geo Clark, working for us went to Oelwein the day before Xmas1897 by bob-sled to pick up (teacher) Amy from the train.
Page 110, Milestones, a marriage,
Louie teaching, Gmother Paine dies.
…Tom Noon had married Aurelia Kent, my bro. Munson’s dau.
…Their ch: May, Juliet, James, Pearl, Jason, Gertrude, Herbert.
…They had a large farm near Sumner.IA.
…Louie taught near them, spending weekend at their farm.
…Louie boarded with a German family.
…After that, Louie graduated from UIU, went to IA Wesleyan for a Master’s.
…She again lived with a German family, majoring in German.
…1899Fall, Gmother’s sister Jane came to visit, she was very deaf.
…Gmother Paine was deaf, too. They visited for hours with Jane’s ear trumpet.
…1900Jan12, Gmother Paine fell and hurt her head, which appeared to heal and be okay.
…A few days later she went into a coma and died, 20yrs after Gf Paine died.
Page 111, Milestones.
1899, we moved
from the farm back into Fayette.
…1899AftJan, Jason decided he could no longer run the farm.
…It was hard to get reliable farm help, he could not do much without help.
…We had been on the farm 16yr, 1884-1899.
…1899Mar, we moved back into Fayette.
…All but Margaret had graduated from UIU.
…Charles/Clara and ch. Miriam & Collins were living in Fayette.
…Amy was teaching, Louie began teaching 1899Fall.
…The farm years, 1884-1899 had been long hard years, lots to do, little to do with, but also pleasant things.
…We has good farm neighbors, Adam Shafer family to the north.
…Nearest and south was Harm Badger.
…Jason married one of their dau’s, buried three of the family.
...Their dau died of diphtheria after we moved to town. The body ordered buried in Grandview.Cem after dark.
…They brought the body by way of Westfield village and Lover’s Lane road.
…Jason met them with lantern between the bridges (at that time the Volga at Fayette was crossed by two bridge sections.
…Jim Shoemaker, caretaker was at the grave.
…Jason offered a prayer as the little casket was lowered.
…When Jason was buried, Mrs. Badger said, “We have lost one of our best friends.”
Page 112, Milestones,
Jason helped save small M.E. colleges.
…Jason was an UIU trustee for many years. No one was more loyal to UIU.
…During the General M.E. Conferences 1888-1892, Dr.C.H.Payne on the Education Board of the M.E.Ch, started a campaign to eliminate small colleges connected to the Church. Jason collected college catalogs from several states, secured statistics.
…Jason wrote an article regarding the “Paine versus Payne” controversy, published in church papers.
…The motion to close small colleges was turned down.
…Although long retired from the ministry, Jason may have had greater influence than before.
…I think often a retired person may have greater influence.
Page 113, Milestone, In the Old Home
Again, we move back into Fayette, 1899.
…Back to the old home in Fayette that my mother gave me.
…I do not know what we would have done without it.
…The girls had a room while in school, the rest rented.
…The lawn had not been cared for, changes had been made to the house.
…The walnut casing had been painted, the walls mutilated.
…We were able to fix things, make additions, improve the yard.
…It was good to have Phebe so near Winslow Stearns had died.
…Phebe ran the farm near Lima for a while.
…After Eugenia married, Phebe & Aurelia moved about block away in Fayette.
…She had lived in Lima so long, was lonesome for the people, she would go down on Sunday’s.
…Phebe died 1915.
Page 114, Milestones, Louie marries
…About 1901,Louie met George Blagg, an Englishman, at Iowa Wesleyan in Mt.Pleasant.IA
…They were married 1904June in Fayette, then left for his home, where he was the minister.
Page 115, Milestones, Happy Times, I
go to South Hero.
…1911Jun, Amy & I made the trip to my Island home.
…We state with Julia Hall, visited the Inn where I was born, the farm where I grew up.
Page 116, Milestone, my island home
…We left Jason and Margaret in Fayette.
…1911 was the year of our Golden Wedding.
…When I got home they had made celebration plans/
…Charles had another dau, Esther.
Page 117, Milestones, Golden Wedding
…The children and grandchildren had good times when in Fayette.
…The majority of 65 invited guests celebrated out Golden Wedding.
…Charles was editor of the Fayette paper in 1911, and printed a folder.
…Dr. Daniel M. Parker was toastmaster, several others spoke.
Page 118, Milestones, The Toll of the
…The years have taken our loved ones.
…Juliet when we were in Postville.
…Winslow while we were on the farm.
…Hiram died 1906Jan.
…Next, William, 1907Summer, he & Julia Ann had moved into West.Union and Herbert rented their farm.
...Phebe died 1915Dec25.
…Julia Ann died 1918Feb.
…My brothers, sisters & spouses all left me years ago.
Page 119, Milestones,
Jason becomes very ill, passed away.
…Fall 1911, Jason fell out of the walnut tree, spraining his ankle, breaking 2-3 ribs, being laid up a couple of months.
…1912, 50yrs after he graduated, Jason was given an honorary degree of Dr. of Divinity by UIU.
…1912Summer/Fall, Jason was not very well.
…1912Nov, Jason was quite ill.
…1912Nov26, Jason came to the Thanksgiving table, doctors insisted we get him up as much as possible.
…That night he became worse.
…Jason died the night of 1912Nov30.
Page 120, Milestones, War Times,
…Summer1914, I spent a month with Louie and war broke out.
…While Margaret went to Neb, where Amy was head of the math dept. at State b .
…Winter1916/1917, Margaret & I spent with Louie.
…We were all anxious about the war and who would be drafted.
…Summer1915, I was ill, could not take a step alone.
…Summer1916, Collins tried to get into the service but his papers showed too young.
…Fall1918, S.A.T.C. opened at UIU (Student Army Training Corp).
…Barracks not ready, people opened their homes to the boys.
…The boys were still in the homes when the flu struck Fayette.
…We had three boys at our home.
…The women of Fayette nursed the boys, only one died.
…Collins and Ruth Evans, a high school sweet heart, married when it was thought he would get in the service.
…Armistice was signed, so Collins went on to UIU and graduated 1919.
Page 121, Milestones, The
…Edward, Charles’ youngest, was a year old when Jason died in 1912Nov.
…Charles was editor of the paper, living on Main.St.
Page 122, Milestones, family.
…Tales about the grandchildren.
Page 123, Milestones, family.
…Tales about the grandchildren.
Page 124, Milestones, family.
…Tales about the grandchildren.
…Miriam taught a few years after graduating from UIU.
…1924, Miriam married Jasper M. Collins.
…Abt 1929, they moved to Lancaster.PA where Jasper is in business.
Page 125, Milestones, family, 3
generation graduated UIU.
…After graduation Esther taught a year.
…Abt Fall1931, Miriam obtained a position in Wash.D.C., were her fiancé Lewis Austin worked.
…1929Jun, Betty got her Master’s from Ames (Iowa.State), since teaching at Grinnell College in Mt.Pleasant.
…Jason will finish college next year (abt 1932), all grandchildren will have graduated college.
…Jason will finish 3 generations graduating from UIU at Fayette.
Page 126, Milestones, My Birthdays
… Tales of birthdays.
Page 127, Milestones, birthday tales.
…Tales of birthdays.
Milestones, birthday tales.
…Tales of birthdays.
Page 129, Milestones,
In the Gloaming, a car, new
M.E. Church or fix the old one.
…Margaret and Amy got a car about 1928.
…We had never taken long trip, so went to visit Charles in Eldora, then Louie in Grinnell.
…Once we went to Cresco.
…For a long time there had been talk of a new Fayette M.E. Church.
…Finally Rev. Clinton was sent to Fayette & suggested we fix over the old church.
…He drew up plans that were accepted.
…A basement was excavated for a ‘Broadroom,’ room for the Sabbath school.
Page 130, Milestones,
the church, my house, women can vote.
…A fireplace was built in the Broadroom of stones from every state in the Union and every continent.
…I had a stone from South Hero sent for the fireplace.
…Note: The fireplace was built by Walter Eugene Hunt (my gGrandfather, bz/2017), son of Rueben Sr. Hunt, mason on the construction of the limestone Seminary, finishing as master mason on the project.
…I now am the oldest member of the church in age and membership length.
…Also the oldest property holder, owning my mother’s house over 70yrs.
…I did not think I would every have the right to vote.
…When the 19 Amendment passed 1920Aug, Margaret, Miriam & I went to vote, 3 generations.
…1929, I wrote, “The Flowers I Love the Most,” published 1930Jan in ‘Rose Bulletin of Iowa.’
…1930, the 80th anniversary of the Methodist class, was to have a part in the movies taken beforehand, to portray the early history of Fayette and church.
Page 131, Milestones, another attempt
to close UIU, 1930+/-.
…There has an repeated endeavor to disqualify Upper Iowa the past few years.
…People have rallied to UIU’s support, the endowment as increased, enrollment larger.
…The prospect for UIU is much brighter.
Page 132, Milestones, getting so
…The small college seems to be coming into its own again.
…And so my days have passed. They have been happy days but I am getting so tired.
…The time seems long and I am waiting to go.
Page 133, Milestones,
The Last Chapter
is a sad task for Mother’s dau. Amy.
…Mother had worked hard on her living history during early 1931.
…Each chapter she send to get copied showed it was getting harder.
…Riding to Independence and Oelwein in the car tired her.
…By June/July she grew weaker, it tired her to even ride around the garden in her wheel chair.
…A heart attack in Aug caused her cough to increase, lungs to fill up.
…Louie and George, Charles and Clara cam be with us.
…All the grandchildren came except Miriam and Esther.
…It was hard to see her suffer, she was so tired.
Page 134, Milestones, mother Margaret
…Friday, she called us around her.
…The next Sunday she was unconscious, that night 1931Sep20, she passed away.
Page 135, Milestones
…We buried mother adjacent to Jason.
Page 136, Milestones
Pages 137-144, Milestones
Page 145, Milestones
…Printed 1932Nov, by Austin C. Murray, Chicago.
…Only 125 copies of this edition were printed.
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